Award-Winning Writing Tutors in Washington, DC
Chana "... It is more important that you learn how to think and learn than just master the subject or content required for an exam or an essay. My goal is to help people become aware of their strengths and abilities by showing them how to discover their ability to think and push themselves to succeed. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton..."
Rebekah "...I began my teaching career in California, earning my teaching credential in Secondary Education at California State University, Sacramento. After teaching there for four years, I moved to Charlottesville where my husband was finishing his law degree. I had the great privilege of teaching at Monticello High School for two years and recently moved to the Fairfax area..."
Brigham Young University - BA, Communications
California State Universtiy, Sacramento - Teaching Credential, Secondary English
State Certified Teacher
Sarat "... The pursuit of academic endeavors has always been a passion of mine, which is why I enjoy tutoring. I feel that tutoring in the Sciences and literary subjects has given me the opportunity to share my unique experiences and diverse situations. As a formerly homeschooled student, I understand that teaching and/or learning can be achieved by personal academic interaction beyond the "traditional" classroom..."
Edward "...My tutoring experience includes providing general homework help for children with special needs, both in home and at school, and providing subject-specific help through online tutoring. I have also worked as a camp counselor, so I know how to treat students with the respect that they deserve, while also ensuring that they understand the material before them. In the long-term, I would like to work in the US government and help create foreign policy. For now, though, I'm interested in learning more about the foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States today and how these issues might intertwine with the global energy market..."
Sarah "...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. Therefore, whenever it is both possible and practical, I like to walk students through demonstrations of proofs to deepen their understanding and their ability to apply the theorem or formula in question. My second most commonly tutored subject is English, particularly grammar..."
Dominic "...I work to make a personal rapport with every student I work with, and treat every student as an individual, as they should be. Throughout my 17 years (so far!) of education, I tend to be a difficult student for most of my teachers. I always asked the questions that made them have to rephrase their thoughts, and needed to know the "why" of what we were learning before I could throw my attention to the "how" and the "what." I struggled with teachers who could not empathize with how my own mind worked. And I have also had incredible teachers who can improvise like a jazz musician, on the spot, and accommodate the route I was taking to comprehend the subject. Admittedly, English and German are two very difficult subjects to teach..."
David "... Since 2005, I have worked as a Spanish teacher in DC Public Schools, as well as several public charter schools. I also taught social science courses, such as government, history and geography, in addition to English as a Second Language (ESL). Throughout my time as a graduate student, as well as during my years of full-time Spanish teaching, I have privately tutored students, both at university level, as well as those attending public schools (middle school, high school)..."
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - B.A. / B.A., Political Science & Spanish
The University of Texas at Austin - M.A., Ph.D. (all but dissertaion), Spanish Linguistics & Literature
State Certified Teacher
Nicki "...I am a huge proponent of education; I believe it is essential to improving any and everyone’s future opportunities. By working with students to improve the efficacy of their education, I hope to open doors for them for the years that lie ahead. I am an avid reader and love learning, so I try to keep tutoring sessions upbeat and enjoyable for students by showing them the fun in their difficult subjects! I want to teach them not only the subject matter, but the practicality behind learning the subject..."
Environmental Economics & Management - B.S.E.S., B.A., Spanish
Alexis "I am an International Business major at Howard University. I have a passion for the acquisition of knowledge and an even deeper passion for service and education. I am most qualified in AP History subject, AP English subjects, elementary math, elementary English, and ACT prep..."
Jeana "...After college, I plan on attending nursing school and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I started tutoring students when I was in high school, in subjects ranging from Algebra to Writing to Music to German. When I left Germany and came to the United States for college, I became certified to tutor Calculus I and the German language at Johns Hopkins University through their student-to-student tutoring service, "The Learning Den." Tutoring has been such a joy of mine because of the students I've been able to work with..."