I am a recent law school graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. I am seeking to make use of my extensive experience of teaching and tutoring high school and college students while I wait to take the bar exam in February 2016. I am excited to hear that you are looking for a tutor, and I hope I can fulfill your child's tutoring needs.
I have extensive experience of tutoring high school subjects primarily in math, science, and foreign languages. I have also tutored many students in standardized tests such as ACT and SAT. After teaching and tutoring for almost eight years, I have learned to better understand the thinking processes of my students. I have become more patient and understanding. I have experienced that guiding students on the right way of thinking about a problem is more important than providing the answer on a silver platter. My students have improved their grades in class and their scores on standardized tests. I could not be happier with several who have gone onto excel in college. Having been accepted to Duke University, Emory University, and Vanderbilt on full academic scholarships when I myself was in high school, I can also provide excellent advice on college.
I would be excited to yet again invest my time and effort in an ambitious student.
Furman University - Bachelors, Political Science/ Economics
University of Georgia - Masters, Law - JD
ACT Composite: 33
SAT Composite: 2200
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 770
What is your teaching philosophy?
I have experienced that guiding students on the right way of thinking about a problem is more important than providing the answer on a silver platter.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I find my client's time to be valuable, and I would seek to consult with my student by phone prior to our first session, so that we can set a game plan to tackle any standardized test or class/subject.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Homework is not overrated. There's a great value in learning a concept and applying it on your own. I would assign strategic homework assignments to buttress what my student has learned in a tutoring session.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student has difficulty in learning a skill or concept, I would walk a student through a few practice problems until he or she feels confident enough to try a few on his or her own.