Award-Winning ACT Reading Tutors in Washington, DC
Samuel "I believe that to be a student not only means to succeed in school but to become a lover of knowledge. This philosophy has guided me since I started tutoring freshman year in college. My strengths lie in reading, writing, and all things humanities..."
Sarah "...Therefore, whenever it is both possible and practical, I like to walk students through demonstrations of proofs to deepen their understanding and their ability to apply the theorem or formula in question. My second most commonly tutored subject is English, particularly grammar. As a linguistics major, I have a nuanced understanding of how grammar works and, further, of how to conceptualize it and explain it in terms that a student will understand. When a student is having difficulty with a grammatical concept, I begin by explaining it with reference to concepts that they do understand; I then guide them through creating example sentences with the concept until I am confident that they understand the concept and can identify and use it in all of the contexts in which it might appear. I also have experience tutoring writing, biology, ISEE vocabulary, general vocabulary, and French vocabulary and grammar (through the early intermediate level). In addition to this experience, I have a strong background in the social sciences, particularly anthropology, and in AP courses and tests relating to social studies..."
James "... After Maryland, I worked in Montgomery County Public Schools as a social studies teacher at Redland Middle School. Next, I moved to San Jose, Costa Rica where I studied Spanish while living with a local family. I also earned my certification to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) during this time, and later taught business English to adults in San Jose..."
University og Maryland, College Park - BA/BA, History/Secondary Education
Hannah "...Nearly a decade later, I have experience working with students age 8 to 45, mostly in Science, Math and Spanish. In undergrad as a Nutrition major at UNC Chapel Hill, I took took elective courses in Spanish and Biology, along with the Chemistry minor that I was required to complete. My Math background comes from attending a rigorous Science and Math boarding school, the North Carolina School of Science and Math(NCSSM) where I completed 5 courses of college-level mathematics..."
University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill - BS, Nutrition
University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill - MPH/RD, Public Health Nutrition
Sean "...and an Economic Analyst in Valencia, Spain. I have a B.A. in History and Spanish with Distinction from the University of Virginia and a M.A. in International Economics from the Universidad de Valencia (Spain)..."
Troy "...I have tutored part-time extensively over the past few years, starting with mathematics for elementary and middle school students at the Brick Avon Academy in Newark, NJ, and since then have worked privately with students on a variety of subjects. I am proficient in a wide range of subjects primarily centered on the biological sciences and mathematics. With that said, my favorite subject to tutor for is test preparations for the ACT and SAT as although the exams are rigorous, there is a definite method for learning to take the tests and improving performance..."
Sarah "...I am currently in my 3rd and final year of graduate school at Georgetown University, pursuing two Master's degrees, one in International Affairs and one in Public Policy. Professionally, I have worked for federal and municipal government, as well as various NGOs. I have lived and worked in multiple cities around the world, including Chicago, Cleveland, Paris, France, Pristina, Kosovo and Washington, D.C..."
Baldwin-Wallace University - BA, French, International Studies, Communication Studies (triple major)
Georgetown University - MS, MPP, International Affairs and Public Policy (dual degree)
Sean "...This is in addition to my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (with a pre-medical focus) and minor in Sociocultural Anthropology, both of which were earned at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Class of 2009). Throughout all of this, I have accumulated a great amount of research experience within the realm of molecular biology and data-driven neuroscience. Currently, I am tackling the arduous process of applying to medical school. I've tutored in various modes: as a tutor in math, reading, and writing for young inner-city children, as an SAT instructor, and as an educational volunteer at St..."
Sarat "... The pursuit of academic endeavors has always been a passion of mine, which is why I enjoy tutoring. I feel that tutoring in the Sciences and literary subjects has given me the opportunity to share my unique experiences and diverse situations. As a formerly homeschooled student, I understand that teaching and/or learning can be achieved by personal academic interaction beyond the "traditional" classroom..."
Emily "...While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about English, Literature, and History. In my experience helping struggling students prepare for Standardized Tests, we always seem to have the most fun (with remarkable advancements) prepping for the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the exams. I am a firm proponent of education, believing it to be absolutely necessary for an improved quality of life, and I try to impart this appreciation to all of my students..."