Hello! My name is Hessa Curtis and I am a current undergrad at Southwestern University studying for a BA in Psychology. I graduated 37 in a class of 829 from Duncanville High School in 2012 and was a member of the 2011-12 Academic Decathlon Team. Some of my achievements in this team were a 7380 Regional Score as well as medaling gold in Physics, Super Quiz Combined (social sciences), Music, and Language Arts, Highest Scoring on Team. We continued to the State level where I medaled Gold (Perfect Score) in Interview at State level and Highest Scoring Team Member.
These were some of my greatest achievements academically and they were achieved by some great teamwork. This experience taught me how to learn things in new ways. Often times we had people who were more experienced in one area teach the class what they knew. We would work together to go through source materials and highlight important facts, peoples and dates and stay after school taking quizzes and assessments as well as building our own lectures to review what we had been taught.
Having gone through an intense year of learning a lot of information in one year for a competition was something that showed me many different types of teaching styles as well as study techniques that ultimately made for the transition into college much easier for me. I feel confident that this experience will make me a great tutor and already has as I've tutored members of my team and have participated in Operation Achievement in the spring of 2014. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to begin tutoring on a professional level and look forward to being able to work with you to help you learn even more and achieve your goals.
Southwestern University - Current Undergrad, Psychology
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