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Andy

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.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Furman University - Bachelors, Political Science/ Economics

Graduate Degree:

 University of Georgia - Masters, Law - JD

ACT Composite: 33

SAT Composite: 2200

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 770

LSAT: 165

Soccer, running, watching Bollywood films

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.