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"I just finished 5 years in the Navy, and I'm headed back to Rice University this fall. I graduated from Rice in 2007 and I'll be earning a master's degree in teaching. I love math, but physics and government/history are interesting too! I love teaching in a way that's fun as well as effective - that's the great thing about tutoring; it's as individual as the student!."
- Rice University - BA, Political Science
- Rice University - MAT, Teaching
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, History, Algebra 2, Government and 7 other subjects.
"I received my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from California State University Dominguez Hills, as well as California teaching credentials for Spanish and English composition. I am currently working on my Master of Arts in English Literature at the same institution. Over the course of my twelve year career, I have taught Spanish to elementary and secondary students. I have also worked as a supplemental instructor at CSUDH, conducting workshops for improving English composition skills..."
- California State University Dominguez Hills - Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Literature
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, Spanish 2, College Essays, Spanish 4 and 18 other subjects.
"... In addition, I also taught courses in GRE, GMAT, SAT, and ACT preparation in addition to training new instructors as the co-lead teacher of the Kaplan center in Highland Park Illinois. In 2006 I was one of approximately 150 in the inaugural class of Chicago Teaching Fellows, a cohort of individuals who sought accelerated alternative teaching certification through a joint program between Chicago Public Schools and National Louis University. After an intensive summer workshop, I taught high school mathematics full time for two years at Chicago Discovery Academy, my courseload included Honors Algebra I and Honors Geometry, AP Calculus, Algebra I, and a formal preparation course for juniors taking the PSAE, which includes, among other components, the ACT. I thoroughly enjoy the rewarding experiences I have had in my teaching endeavors..."
- University of Kansas - BA, Mathematics, Political Science
- Harvard Law School - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, LSAT, ACT English, ACT Reading and 20 other subjects.
"...Mainly I worked with high school students and adults, but outside of schools I have worked with children of all ages. My main tutoring subjects, in addition to being my biggest interests, are German, Spanish, History, Geography, and Earth Sciences and I'm always excited to help others learn about them. I find learning to be fun and try to pass that along to the students I tutor..."
- University of Illinois-Urbana - BA, Germanic Languages and Literature
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, Elementary Math, European History, German and 11 other subjects.
"My mother passed away when I was younger, so I began helping my sister with special needs with her homework. This sparked my passion for teaching, as well as developed patience and understanding that everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds. I went on to graduate from high school, gain a double degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Finance and Communication, and earn my Masters from National University for Teaching..."
- University of Colorado at Boulder - BS and BA, Finance and Communication
- National University - Masters, Elementary Special Education Teaching Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, PSAT, Middle School Math, STAAR and 12 other subjects.
"I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a major in Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, and minor in Exercise Biology (Kinesiology). Currently, I am a Pre-Doctoral Research Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, where I investigate novel therapeutics in early and late stage melanoma. Having a strong science and math background, I thoroughly enjoy working with students in achieving their goals..."
- University of California, Davis - BS, Biological Sciences
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, Algebra 2, Physiology, Anatomy and 7 other subjects.
"...I think it's very important to understanding the key concepts of any particular topic in science. Once a basic understanding is established, the application of the concept is what makes science interesting. During my junior year in college, some of my friends and I in the chemistry department organized an impromptu tutoring session with a few freshman students..."
- University of Illinois - BS, Chemistry
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, Calculus, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading and 31 other subjects.
"...I not only tutor students in creative writing and writing mechanics, but also perform in interactive shows designed to teach history, math, and science in engaging ways. I am excited to continue my career with Varsity Tutors. As someone with a science degree, I am that person on the camping trip who is picking up insects, identifying trees, and digging in the dirt..."
- Sewanee: The University of the South - BA, Ecology and Biodiversity AND Theater Arts
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, College Essays, Study Skills and Organization, Writing and 11 other subjects.
"...I had to re-learn how to study. I discovered I love the process of learning, whether it’s Cultural anthropology or Chemistry, Philosophy or Physics. As a tutor, I seek to instill in students drive, self-confidence, and an excitement about learning so they can conquer any subject, no matter how daunting..."
- UC Berkeley - BA, Anthropology
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, Literature, Organic Chemistry, Elementary Math and 21 other subjects.
"I love kids and teaching. I've been working with children since I taught Sunday school in High School. I continued at college by volunteering during homework time at a local homeless shelter and working at the college writing center..."
- University of Illinois - Chicago - BA, History
- DePaul University - MA, Media and Cinema Studies
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT, ACT English, Writing, ACT Writing and 12 other subjects.
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