Award-Winning Languages Tutors in Washington, DC
Molly "...I studied Linguistics in college, which trained me in the critical thinking skills necessary for teaching Grammar, Foreign Languages, ESL, Math, and standardized test prep. I started tutoring when I was 15, and I was trained as a Student Teaching Intern with Breakthrough in 2010. I've tutored students ranging in age from 8 to 88..."
Ariel "I am a recent graduate of Northwestern University, where I studied Economics and Legal Studies. I have 7 years of tutoring experience, ranging from Kindergarten to SAT Prep. I currently work for Capital One, and I love football and basketball..."
Aboubacar "I am a recent graduate student from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and I have five years of experience in tutoring Math and french and one year of classroom teaching experience.I am also able to teach math and french to 'A' level. In addition, I have a large range of teaching experience from very young to adult. I am happy to travel up to 16 miles from my home and am currently available morning and evenings on weekdays and weekends."
Annette "...I finished my legal studies with an equivalent of a bachelor and masters at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Germany. Later, I finished a 2-semester study in European Advanced Studies with a graduate level certificate. My latest degree is a Ph.D..."
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University/ Germany - bachelor and master of law, Law
Johannes-Gutenberg University/Germany - PhD, Law
Jonah "... Whatever the subject, I am a proponent of the "Teach a man to fish..." approach: rather than just focusing on giving my students the answer, I enjoy helping them understand how to think about the concepts. Even if Trigonometry sounds dry, for example, I have seen how explaining it in terms of "pretend you want to hit the baseball farther than anyone else and you need to figure out what angle will get you there" can make a light bulb go on. All of my previous students have had different learning styles, personalities, and interests; one of my favorite things about tutoring is figuring out what makes them tick so I can come up with appropriate examples..."
McLean "...My teaching philosophy is to target the student’s source of frustration, to ensure correct terminology using the student’s course materials, to provide strategies for memorizing information, and to focus the bulk of the tutoring session on the student’s homework or projects. In addition, I am very understanding, patient, and kind. My hobbies include music, poetry, songwriting, violin, copyright law, producing records, photography, and videography..."
Belmont University - Bachelors, Music Business
Alina "... I do not train my students to recite facts and figures. Rather, I encourage them to become self-motivated learners by creating a positive experience that is tailored to each individual. My lesson plans are thus very flexible, and designed with the likes and interests of the student in mind..."
Daphne "...I am currently working at the NIH. I have experience tutoring college, high school, and middle school students. During tutoring sessions I like to pinpoint where the problem areas are and begin by working with students on the fundamentals..."
Kiva "I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania with a 4.0 GPA. As of right now I am studying Health and Societies with a minor in Legal Studies as I one day hope to pursue corporate law. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a J.D./MBA program, but I may take a few years in between college and graduate school to conduct research or work at a firm..."
Cindy "... I have spent most of my lifetime outside the U.S.—I was born in Belgium and have lived in Germany and France before coming to the U.S. I am a native French speaker with near fluency in German. My tutoring experience includes working with students of varying ages and abilities..."