Award-Winning Reading Tutors in Washington, DC
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.."
Holly "...I earned a degree in English Literature, with a minor in History, from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a concentration in early childhood and elementary education, from Pacific University in Eugene, OR. In the future, I hope to teach aspiring teachers in a college of education. Teaching is truly a passion of mine - I believe that students deserve to work with someone who respects and affirms them, helps them develop self-efficacy, and pushes them to reach their potential..."
Eleanor "...Clearly, I love words. While a student, I worked on the staff of a campus magazine, as well as tutoring students from many writing backgrounds who came into the University Writing Center for help with essays and other writing projects. I also have experience working with kids while a camp counselor for three summers at a girls' camp in Vermont. When I'm not at school or work, I can be found taking a hike, swimming laps at the pool, reading a book, or working on my knitting while watching a movie..."
Jessica "... I am now a student at University of Maryland School of Medicine and hope to go into the field of psychiatry. I have a variety of teaching experience that ranges from teaching GED material to incarcerated men and youth, to individual test prep for high school students, to teaching prep classes for matriculating medical students. I am available to teach a variety of subjects but I am most passionate about math, science, and test prep..."
Georgetown Universtiy - BA, Psychology
Andrew "...I specialize in finding a way to get the brilliant ideas in your head onto the page to make a coherent and complete argument. I also understand writerly paralysis, and we can work on strategies for creating a action plan for your writing. Come to me with your large writing projects, but also something simple such as a response paper or journal--with a few tools, we can make writing a stress-free process of personal expression..."
Purvi "...I went to the College of William and Mary for my undergraduate degree, where I majored in International Relations. I have been a tutor since I was in high school, I have tutored students in all different grades. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about English and literature..."
College of William and Mary - BA, International Relations
City University London - MA, International Communications and Development
Michelle "... Since graduation, I have taught seven years as a special education teacher in an elementary school, tutored students after school in reading and math, at home tutoring, and ran a program for high school credit recovery in that district. My favorite subject to tutor is reading because reading lays the foundation for all other learning. I am passionate about instilling the love of learning in others and I use that passion to help students become successful not only in what I am teaching but in life as well..."
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..."
Sui Lang "Aloha! I have a passion for inspiring, engaging and teaching a wide range of audiences from young children and youth to adult learners and leaders working at the highest levels of leadership in the public and private sector. My goal as a tutor, teacher and international trainer is to unlock the potential for greatness in the minds of my students. I am originally from Hawaii, born in Honolulu, raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently reside on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C..."
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