Award-Winning Social studies Tutors in Washington, DC
Holly "...I've tutored U.S. History at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; World History at the middle school level; Earth Science and reading at the elementary level; and writing at both the elementary and graduate levels. My favorite subject to both teach and tutor is anything related to history - examining different perspectives and their influence on later decisions is something which I find truly fascinating. 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..."
Benjamin "...Yes, the body requires exercise to remain healthy and to develop further, but so too does the mind! The brain is metaphorically a muscle that can be developed through repetition of the correct training patterns. While attending William and Mary, I continued my passionate pursuit of foreign language studies, particularly French Literature and Spanish immersion over the summers away from school. During winter and spring vacation from college, I tutored high school students who were preparing for all levels of Spanish exams in my hometown of Arlington, Virginia..."
Katelyn "...I have been tutoring for six years, predominately working with high school students, and have completed over 300 hours of volunteer tutoring. I am very passionate about learning (some may say that I am a nerd!) and strongly believe in learning because one genuinely desires to become knowledgable in the subject, rather than studying to master an exam. It is my utmost desire to watch my students grow and excel..."
Michelle "... I received my Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts in Special Education with a focus in Math. 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..."
Akshaya "...Especially in math and science subjects, my goal is to help students develop study guides and strong study habits that will help them succeed throughout their academic careers. I also enjoy working with students on reading and writing skills because I am an avid reader and writer. Writing is a valuable skill that will take you far in college and even when applying for jobs, internships, and graduate schools..."
Caroline "...I have also taught World Religions to students at the Columbia University High School Summer Program, and creative writing/literature to high schoolers at the Young Writers Workshop at University of Virginia, as well as to adults in workshops all around Baltimore. I have a deep love for learning, reading and writing, but am eager to share that excitement and help others to find it. However, I am also keenly aware of the difficulties students can have with reading comprehension, writing clearly or understanding various subjects, especially if they are not receiving enough specific attention at school..."
LaToya "...Once ownership happens, it becomes easier to engage and ask questions that lead to understanding. I graduated from Georgetown University in May 2012 with a degree in Government and English. I have taught middle and high school students in DC and South Africa, as well as tutored undergraduate students at Georgetown. I believe everyone has the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom..."
Joe "...in Government and Political Science, I began a long and varied career in both the non-profit and business worlds. As a political candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, an executive director at a regional non-profit, and an entrepreneur, I am able to bring to the student valuable life experiences along within an academic setting. My professional career has taught me the value of active listening and working with those from a wide variety of personal backgrounds and experience. Everybody learns differently, and my job is to communicate information and concepts to students in ways that are most effective for them. History, politics, business management, and marketing are all areas of study most enjoyable to me, and ones I use almost daily..."
Christopher "...At Yale, I worked as a French tutor for two years and served as a Sports Editor at the Yale Daily News. After college, I served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the West African nation of Guinea-Conakry. There, I taught 5th grade full-time in French to 60 students in a village elementary school and tutored local high school students in English..."
Yale Univesity - BA, History
Sarah "...I have been tutoring math consistently during the school year for the past two years; my work has encompassed both homework coaching and exam review. So much of grade school math is learning to see connections between concepts and build on earlier work. When I help students with math, I guide them towards making connections and ensure that they understand how concepts are interrelated - the Pythagorean theorem and the distance formula, for instance. I believe that the best way to make sure a student remembers a theorem or formula is to teach them how and why it works..."