Award-Winning HSPT Tutors in Washington, DC
Brett "...I double majored in Classics and Classical Civilizations, focusing on linguistics, grammar, ancient philosophy and ancient government. While at Colby, I tutored Latin and Ancient Greek, and I occasionally tutored students learning Roman and Greek History. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Latin, European History, and anything to do with grammar! My teaching style is fluid; I like to incorporate other disciplines so that I can help my students develop their weaknesses by playing to their strengths..."
Celine "...I have also gained experience working with students as a middle school teacher and as a mentor in an elementary school reading program. After teaching at the Washington Middle School for Girls in DC, I earned an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management at The Harvard Graduate School of Education and currently work as a project manager in education assessment. While I am no longer in a classroom during the day, I still enjoy helping students reach their maximum academic potential..."
Gabriella "...I also edited, commented on, and provided constructive criticism regarding students’ written work. While my formal tutoring experience has emphasized English, I have also informally tutored political science, government, and anthropology. I am very passionate about the social sciences! I believe that a tutoring session should be flexible, allowing students to find the correct learning approach..."
SUNY at Albany - Bachelors, Political Science, Anthropology
George Washington University - Masters, Security Policy Studies, International Business
Paul "...I am comfortable tutoring in many subjects, including French, Math, English and standardized testing such as the ACT, SAT, ISEE and LSAT. I have significant experience as both a one-on-one high school tutor during college and teaching high school students after college. I find that I am always able to make the material simple and relatable for the student that I am tutoring - it is a question of presenting the material in a manner that is easy to understand..."
Charles "A battle-tested veteran of the New York private school circuit, I graduated college in 2013 and now teach German in DC. I lived in German-speaking Europe for many years, and I majored its language, culture and history. I fully understand the many competing demands on a modern student's schedule..."
Margaret "...Although I am currently on hiatus from the academic world, I'm considering pursuing a law degree in the future. In high school, I got my first exposure to tutoring by helping my peers with the oftentimes challenging content of our AP Calculus course. From there I took my experience to college, where I tutored elementary, middle, and high school students in math and English..."
Rayna "By helping adolescents to define themselves based on their own talents and a valuable self-worth instead of trying to meet someone else’s expectations, we can build students' confidence and academic success. We all have the right and responsibility to accept ourselves by defining who we are on our own terms and knowing what we stand for. This intricate balance can be achieved through increasing the availability and visibility of positive role models, advocating for participation in extracurricular activities, and educating students about goal setting and having high expectations for themselves.."
Jeren "I am a Special Education and Math Teacher from Wilmington, North Carolina. I am new to Arlington and am loving all of the new experiences that NOVA and the D.C. area are offering me. I believe in hard work and the willingness to push yourself past your limits..."
Alex "... I have worked primarily with high school students, and have tutored all levels of math, from pre-algebra through AP Calculus. Right now, I’m working for a test prep company tutoring students for the math portions of standardized exams, primarily the SAT and the ACT. I also help students who are struggling in their math courses in school..."
University of Chicago - Bachelors, Applied Mathematics
University of Iowa - Masters, Actuarial Science
Kassandra "My patience, attention to detail, and affinity for interpersonal understanding are traits that make me an excellent tutor. I take time to get to know the student's abilities, learning style, and interests in order to create the best platform to effectively increase their level of understanding in a subject area. When it comes to practice and problem solving, I take students through the problem, step-by-step, and then have them attempt the problem on their own, working in the same sequence..."
Howard University - Bachelors, Health Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Current Grad Student, Landscape Architecture