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"As you can already see from the subjects I study and tutor, I have a wide array of interests and take great satisfaction in my work. In the past, I have tutored students for the SATs (I and II), AP exams, and in a wide range of subjects. I previously ran a writing center, helping students to improve their writing skills and revising college essays. I have been a parliamentary and policy debater for seven years and recently attended the World Universities Debating Championship in Bostwana, Africa."
- University of Pennsylvania - BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Tutoring Subjects:French, Microbiology, Biology, Calculus, PSAT, SAT Verbal, Reading, Pre-Calculus, SAT Math, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, History, Elementary Math, SAT, College Essays, Algebra, SAT Writing
"I am also a cross country coach and summer school instructor with the Center for Talented Youth. Aside from having strong content knowledge in various subject areas, I believe I am motivating, encouraging, and supportive of my students. Whether you hope to raise your grade in class, pass a test, or learn a better way to take notes, my approach to tutoring is based on your unique learning style. I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!."
- University of Arizona - BA, Political Science/Classics
- Radford University - MS, Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Reading, Middle School Math, PSAT, Essay Editing, History, Writing
"My neuroscience background has exposed me to math, biology, chemistry, psychology, and computer science. More importantly, I've learned how to create connections within and between subjects. I am very enthusiastic about math and the sciences, and I strive to share that energy with my students. I've worked extensively with children and teenagers in the past, including leading 12 teenagers on a cross-country bike trip with an outdoor adventure company."
- Hamilton College - BA, Neuroscience
Tutoring Subjects:SAT, ACT, Reading, Geometry, Writing, Trigonometry, Algebra, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, Organic Chemistry, Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Statistics, Biology, Pre-Calculus, Computer Science, College Essays, Chemistry, Calculus
"I have tutored in a variety of capacities, from helping out at a multilingual after-school program in Denmark to tutoring high school students in college composition. I believe education should be a personal, empowering experience that changes people for the better. In all my teaching and tutoring, I seek to help students make personal connections to globally-relevant material, find creative ways to present information and engage students' interest, and offer students a healthy balance of challenge and support. I believe students always deserve a rationale for why what they are learning is important." ...
- Grinnell College - BA, license, English, Secondary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT, College Essays, ACT Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, Phonics, ACT English, Essay Editing, History, Reading, SAT Verbal, ACT Writing
"I studied Linguistics in college, which trained me in the critical thinking skills necessary for teaching grammar, foreign languages, ESL, Math, and standardized test prep. I started tutoring when I was 15, and I was trained as a Student Teaching Intern with Breakthrough in 2010. I've tutored students ranging in age from 8 to 88. I love working with students individually or in small groups, and I readily change my lesson plans based on each individual's learning style."
- Smith College - BA, Linguistics
Tutoring Subjects:SAT, SAT Verbal, Writing, ACT English, Elementary Math, Phonics, ACT Reading, PSAT, ACT Math, ACT Writing, SAT Math, Essay Editing, College Essays, ACT, Reading, Algebra, Spanish, SAT Writing, Middle School Math, Geometry, Grammar and Mechanics
"In pursuing that course of study, I developed strong reading, writing, critical thinking, and reasoning skills. I also learned the value of individual attention both in and outside the classroom. I look forward to sharing this experience with my students.."
- Alfred University - BA, Philosophy, Violence and Conflict Studies
Tutoring Subjects:College Essays, Writing, Essay Editing, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT, Reading
"In addition, I have taught computer literacy, photography, and have done corporate training in various technical fields. My teaching style is a system of scaffolding. I ensure that the student has a solid knowledge base and we build from there with a specific goal in mind, whether it is to prepare for a standardized test or an academic one, or simply to get a better handle on a topic. One area in which I excel is crafting customized solutions for individual students. Each student is different and has his or her own unique needs and strengths. Having a set curriculum is helpful, but having one-on-one tutoring allows students to get ...
- North Carolina State University - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:SSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Verbal, SAT, Writing, Essay Editing, Elementary Math, SAT Writing, Reading
"However in more recent years, I have pursued and developed an even stronger passion for editing and publishing--thus earning myself a MS in Publishing from Pace University. Presently, I work in the publications department for a non-profit health organization where I proofread, edit, and conduct research daily. While studying for my masters degree, I spent a semester back at National Geographic working with the children's publishing department, and another as an editorial intern at Penguin Books in NYC. I also plan to write my own children's book one day soon! I have experience working with children and students of all ages." ...
- University of Maryland - BA, Journalism; Philosophy
- Pace University - MS, Publishing
Tutoring Subjects:ACT, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, College Essays, ACT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Writing, ACT English, Essay Editing, ACT Math, Reading
" My preparation for this doctoral has been a bit circuitous, so my background as a tutor is broader than might be supposed by my esoteric academic interests. I hold a B.S. in Computing and Information Science, a B.A. in Catholic Philosophy, an undergraduate minor in Mathematics, and the coursework completion for a PhB in philosophy (an "ecclesiastical bachelor's degree" in philosophy). In addition to my other profession obligations, I have tutored high school and college students in the following subjects (for a number of years): High School - Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus, Chemistry I College - ...
- Saint Vincent Seminary - n/a (See Resume), Philosophy / Theology
- Saint Vincent College - B.S. / B.A., Computer Science (BS); Catholic Theology (BA); Minor: Mathematics
Tutoring Subjects:GRE, Writing, Pre-Calculus, Computer Science, Grammar and Mechanics, Algebra, Latin, Trigonometry, Geometry
" In law school, I worked for two years working with my peers on both legal and academic writing. It taught me the patience and good humor needed to give students the confidence to excel as good writers. I can help students with any writing assignments including college essays. The steps for good writing are all at heart about thinking and planning ahead no matter if you are a high school freshman or a Ph.D."
- Universtiy of Chicago - BA, Law Letters and Society
- The George Washington University Law School - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:College Essays, SAT Writing, SSAT, Essay Editing, Writing, History, SAT Verbal, Grammar and Mechanics
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