Award-Winning Writing Tutors in Washington, DC
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
Theresa "I graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Economics and International Studies and a minor in French. In the past I have taught several ESL classes, and for more than a year I have tutored one-on-one in Test Prep, English, and Economics. My favorite subject to tutor is Economics; I love how it explains people's behavior..."
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - BA, Economics, International Studies
Radim "... Mastery of advanced English reading and writing is the foundation of an educated individual, and a pre-requisite for success in today's world. The ability to critically think about and understand our history and present through social studies and the humanities is the broad purpose of high school and college. I have spent a decade at universities focusing on these activities and subjects, and enjoy working with students one-on-one to help them master the details and appreciate the bigger picture..."
Audrey "...Since I've grown up in a family of ten, I've had the opportunity to teach Latin to my younger siblings, ages 10 and 12, doing things like calling our dog "canis" as a way of helping them learn. In French, I've created visual devices to help students distinguish between specific grammatical constructions and word genders. For instance, I have lists of French words, categorized by gender, which have a picture of the word with a gender specific article of clothing on it..."
NOVA - BA, Linguistics
Michelle "... My favorite subject to tutor is reading because reading lays the foundation for all other learning. I am passionate about instilling the love of learning in others and I use that passion to help students become successful not only in what I am teaching but in life as well. I think it is critical to have confidence in what you are doing and feel pride in your accomplishments..."
Gabriela "I love learning, and through my love of learning came my appreciation and passion for teaching. Having tutored my family and peers for several years I have the experience to assistant students from a wide range abilities and circumstances. As I work towards getting into a top-tier graduate masters in teaching program, I wish to continue practicing my teaching/tutoring skills by helping people achieve their academic goals.."
Dwayne "...I have years of experience tutoring middle and High school students in the areas of Math, English, Biology and Chemistry. My most rewarding experience was working with a program called Brooklyn College Now program geared at preparing high school students for college. It was a very rewarding experience watching these students ultimately get into the college of their choice..."
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..."
Jon "I've been teaching, tutoring, and helping people develop their potential and skills since I was seventeen, when I began sharing Shakespeare with children. I've worked with students from preschool to adult, in settings from community centers, churches, and university. I delight in seeing someone master a concept and increase their self-esteem.."
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..."