Award-Winning Reading Tutors in Washington, DC
Nicki "...My favorite subject to tutor is language, including Spanish and English (reading and writing), with Economics as a close second. I am a huge proponent of education; I believe it is essential to improving any and everyone’s future opportunities. By working with students to improve the efficacy of their education, I hope to open doors for them for the years that lie ahead..."
Environmental Economics & Management - B.S.E.S., B.A., Spanish
Molly "... I have been teaching math for four years and have seen students overcome extraordinary difficulties while in my class. I attribute this to the fact that I set high expectations and follow through with patience, kindness, clear explanations, and engaging activities. My school days are spent working with many students at once but I have an extensive background tutoring students starting when I was in high school until the present. I love to work one-on-one with students because I am able to pace lessons to suit their needs and also provide multiple examples that speak to their learning style..."
Michael "... Currently, I am a graduate student at the John Paul II Institute. Since graduating, I have worked and volunteered for several different youth ministry programs, mentoring kids from 2nd - 12th grade. I'm able to connect well with kids of all ages, and enjoy helping them to succeed..."
Rachel "...That being said, seeking guidance, assistance, and possibly structure when struggling with particular concepts and assignments is every bit a part of the independent learning process. It's cliche, but I do believe there are no questions that should not be asked, and that the unexamined life is not worth living. To me, the quest for knowledge reigns supreme, and the wisdom (along with good grades on assignments and exams at school) are icing on the cake and indicative of a successful inquiry process..."
Bard College - BA, Environmental studies; Russian & Eurasian Studies
Monterey Institute of International Studies - MA; MBA, MA-International Environmental Policy; MBA- International Business Administration
Rob "...Working with a variety of age groups has allowed me to connect different strategies with the individual needs of students. During these experiences, I have become a solid Math and Reading teacher. I have helped kids develop phonic's skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills..."
Mount St. Mary's University - BS, Elementary Education
George Washington University - BS, Educational Technology Leadership
State Certified Teacher
Grace "...I have worked at the US Department of State Foreign Service Institute, and most recently, I have worked at the White House in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Out of all these experiences, the strongest lesson I learned was about the power of clear writing. Writing is a passion of mine and I firmly believe it goes hand-in-hand with reading..."
The Pennsylvania State University - BA, International Relations
Rebecca "...As a tutor, I love the challenge of transforming something seemingly complex into something easy to understand. I work closely with students to ensure that they not only learn what the right answer is, but why it is right and how to apply that information to other questions. I scored a 36 on the ACT and love to help students unlock the challenges of that exam, as well as the SAT and PSAT..."
Deva "...I've taught children, adults, high school and college students, as well as graduate students. My main teaching experience is with college students, but I enjoy the challenges of working with all levels of learning. I earned my Ph.D. from Georgetown University in German Studies in 2012, and my MA from the University of Chicago in the Humanities..."
Lindsay "...After graduating I moved to Los Angeles and worked full-time as a Development Associate in the Major Gifts division of a national peace lobby while also working part-time as an in-home private tutor to students of underperforming schools in the city. About three years later I left my work in LA to join the Peace Corps where I was sent to Cameroon, West Africa to teach English and work on secondary projects, of which mine concerned the development of women and girls' equality in my community. After finishing my service I returned to my home base in Cincinnati where I worked in an English school teaching intermediate-high level students..."
Ohio University - BA, International Studies
State Certified Teacher
Maryanne "...My experiences working with students during college propelled me to apply for the program Teach for America before graduation. Teach for America places recent college graduates and working professionals in schools located in low-income areas. I moved to Phoenix upon graduation to teach elementary school in a public charter school..."