...lot of things! I have just returned from taking a group of students on a scientific expedition on the high seas through 11 countries. I really enjoy teaching and working with students, as well as learning new things. I grew up in South America wandering ancient Inca ruins and the Andes and speak Spanish and English fluently. I spent just enough time in Colorado to earn a degree in economics, magna cum laude. Since then,...
...and young adults, having spent six years as an educational assistant, or what most would call a "tutor." I have worked with undergrad and graduate students, ELs, and elementary students. In fact, my experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults has greatly influenced my interest in pursuing a career in teaching. Having ventured a plethora of academic terrains with various age groups, I am happy to offer tutoring in many different areas. This includes Academic...
...have always enjoyed teaching. I started tutoring during my junior year of high school, finding that I had an aptitude for analogies that helped students learn the material. I tutor a large variety of subjects, including LSAT, SAT, and ACT. I also tutor various academic subjects, primarily in the fields of math and science. My favorite subject to tutor is Chemistry, followed closely by Physics. I feel that anyone can learn anything as long as...
...are using that strategy because they were encouraged to discover it for themselves and they understand why it works. Ultimately, I enjoy teaching because both the student and I can simultaneously improve in a process that never ceases to make us better. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy pretty much any activity that gets me outside, especially if that outside happens to be in the woods or near the beach (I am from Florida after...
...implemented this philosophy, finding creative ways to approach complex concepts. For example, I might steer a writing student studying organic chemistry to explain a reaction as a narrative of molecular interactions, rather than beginning with a complex problem. In the context of shifting careers, I have also taken a number of standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and MCAT. My approach with these tests emphasizes strategy over content; a particular vocabulary word may or may...
...at Princeton University and another at New York University. My love for mathematics eventually led to virtual tutoring through Florida Virtual School where I tutored over 150 hours in Pre-Calculus, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Chemistry. I love to teach because it lets me share my enthusiasm for mathematics and science with other students and helps me get a deeper understanding of material that is useful for my higher level mathematics and physics courses....
...Michigan where I got a B.S. in English Language and Literature. I'm currently applying to medical school while spending a gap year in NYC where I'm doing public health research in HIV prevention. I have an extensive background in tutoring both science and humanities but am especially passionate about tutoring essay-writing and Test Prep involving verbal reasoning. I also love helping with admissions essays whether for college, medical school, or anything else. I've tutored many...
...ESL at a cram school for students in elementary, middle, and high school in Taipei, Taiwan, and two years teaching creative writing to undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. As someone who has studied Mandarin Chinese for three years, I understand the difficulty of acquiring a new language and the importance of immersion in the language as opposed to rote memorization of vocabulary words. I also believe that presenting arguments in a clear, well-structured,...
...Calculus to English Literature to Jazz Theory. I will be returning to Boston in the Fall to pursue an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at Northeastern University. My teaching philosophy revolves around speaking to students' strengths and building flexible understanding of fundamentals. From grammar to statistics, any subject can be made approachable once a student knows the rules and understands the reasoning behind them. It would be a pleasure to work with you or your child.
...I believe it is this drive that allows me to pursue my passions, both academically and socially, and to be successful in both. I find that my greatest happiness comes in the form of little victories such as a good grade on an exam, or making a friend laugh! Its because of this that I really slow down and try to appreciate every passing moment because I believe every moment has the potential to be...
...also served as a tutor through the Academic Skills Office there. I have tutored high schoolers at the MN Internship Center and worked with students of all ages from elementary schoolers to adults at the non-profit program Safe Place: Homework Help. A particular highlight of mine is the summer I spent teaching English to adults as a certified ESL assistant at the International Education Center in downtown Minneapolis. All these experiences have helped me develop...
...my student's individual learning style and needs. I earned a BA in English Literature from St. Joseph's College, NY. I also did graduate study in English Literature at SUNY Stony Brook (MA program) and New York University (PhD program). My subjects include reading, writing, and literature. If you are looking for a tutor because you are taking a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or SAT, I can help you with the verbal sections and...
...at times be difficult to engage with, I am confident that together we can uncover new perspectives and learning strategies that will reinvigorate your relationship to the material and improve your grades dramatically. Sometimes all that is necessary for an academic breakthrough is seeing old material from a new vantage point! I know the importance of developing a strong and functional rapport with students. During my time as a Substitute Teacher and as a one-on-one...
...English in primary schools in France last year. I learned an enormous amount about the importance of education and the importance of good teachers and mentors. Education is a field that I hope to pursue as a career and there is nothing more crucial to the project of education than fostering positive relationships with students. Tutoring is a great way to begin to do that. I also have a real passion for the subjects I...
...with students at Midtown Educational Foundation and other extracurricular programs, and am currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching English. I tutor a wide range of subjects, although I am most passionate about English, Spanish, and Writing. I am an advocate of student-centered tutoring, and my goal is to support and guide students so that they have the satisfaction and confidence of knowing how to think through a problem and reach the correct answer....
I got my undergraduate degree at Brown University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and psychology. While I'm passionate about a wide range of subjects, I particularly love tutoring writing and anything that requires analytical reasoning. In my free time, I box, lift weights and write comedy.
...learn in an uncomfortable or unwelcoming environment. I would like to help students feel comfortable, heard, able to ask questions and free to make mistakes in the process. I want to reinforce the message that not naturally knowing or understanding something is not a deficiency! It is simply an area in which one can make greater improvements, especially with the help of a friendly and encouraging guide. I want to lead students towards academic independence...
...advocate for Carol Dweck's growth mindset theory of education, encouraging students to learn and grow from their mistakes rather than becoming discouraged and giving up. When I was in high school, I struggled a lot with math, and this caused me to view myself as a failure. Working with my own tutors and teachers helped me realize that I am capable of overcoming difficulties through perseverance, and that's a skill that I want to pass...
...I am a lifelong bookworm, proud owner of a "Grammar Police" T-shirt, and geek for fantasy and magical realism. I have a track record of helping students to discover or develop a love of Reading, Writing and Language. My most rewarding experiences have involved guiding struggling or unengaged students in finding their own talents as writers and learners. I believe a successful tutoring approach includes creativity, responsiveness, attention to detail, and a clear passion for...
...as much on "learning the test" as it does learning the material, which gives students a sense of confidence and courage on test day. My expertise in "big test" prep translates to the regular school environment as well, whether it be building better study habits, better relationships to class material, or finding new ways to make material accessible--at any age, in any subject, it is the job of a great tutor to find a way...
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As you prepare for college-level coursework and entry into the workforce, it is critical that you not overlook the necessity of logical, well-formed expression in your writing. No matter what you choose as your undergraduate major or career path, you will be required to write papers of various genres in your future endeavors. Even science classes in university will require you to create well-crafted reports for your lab courses. In all of these cases, it will be assumed that you are able to express yourself clearly. Your professors and employers will expect you to have a decent grasp on writing conventions. Professors will look for well-reasoned arguments that engage with the subject material covered in your course, while potential employers look for concise and efficient expression in your resume and cover letter. Twelfth-grade writing tutoring can help you make your writing a transparent medium through which the light of your ideas can shine. This will help you to do well academically and to set you on a course toward the career of your dreams.
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Recent 12th Grade Writing Tutoring Session Notes
Went over assignment description in detail. Talked about the requirements and made sure each part was thoroughly understood. Discussed topic ideas and wrote an abstract/proposal to submit to instructor by email. Next session, will review instructor's feedback, make necessary changes to the plan for the paper/project, and start work on annotated bibliography.
In this session, the student and I first went over the structure of the online class he would be needing help with. Following this, we went over a passage of Macbeth and discussed organization in writing. Lastly, we practiced writing outlines for papers, and applied it directly to a short answer question in his online class.
His analysis skills on passages are good.
We used a previous writing assignment to write a new paper. We spent time brainstorming arguments for the topic and developing these arguments. We also started to work on the introduction for the paper and the thesis statement. We will continue working on this paper next week. I also told the student that I will look for writing topics for college freshman writing classes so that we can use them to develop more papers.
We went over the student's personal essay which is due on Tuesday, August 12. She had written a strong essay overall, and she was able to identify a few areas that she could strengthen. We talked about ways to make the writing flow better in two areas.
The student had a strong working draft of a paper for her Crime Lit. class with comments from her teacher. We worked to address her teacher's feedback, and she left our meeting today with a turn-in ready paper!
We went over her first draft of college admissions essays.
Created organizational strategies for the essay component of the assessment (thesis, topic sentences, etc..).
Went over strategies for the fill in the blank sentence completions on the assessment reading section (pos vs neg).
Practice writing section.