...experience, the tutor must not only be passionate about teaching, but also about learning. As a passionate learner, I try to interpret the world around me, be that math, science, or why my garden behaves differently in Colorado than my family's in Nebraska. Early on in life, I loved numbers, patterns, and the problem solving nature of my parents' careers. This led to me enjoying math, science and engineering and turning those interests into a...
...every minute of clinical practice! I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Philosophy from University of St Thomas. While an undergraduate student, I enjoyed leading fellow pre-health professional classmates as campus President of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. One of my most unforgettable health care experiences was a two-week medical missions trip which involved extensive teamwork for fundraising and bringing medical supplies to serve a remote and underserved village in Huancayo, Peru....
...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 it is explained in a...
...enjoy working with students to help them achieve their goals! I am from Rockland County, New York, and currently work as a Private Tutor and Research Assistant in Ithaca. This January, I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. I have tutored private clients since 2011 and have experience tutoring students in Biology, Chemistry and Math. I also enjoy helping students prepare for standardized exams for undergraduate and graduate school admission. In...
...I am excited to offer tutoring services to students of all levels. I have extensive experience in liberal arts subjects (writing skills, critical reading, etc.) and also have a history of success on multiple standardized tests, having scored in at least the 98th percentile on the ISEE, ACT, SAT, and LSAT. While in college, I was president of the Tufts Debate Team for 2 years, have traveled internationally competing in debate tournaments, and tutored extensively...
...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 not appear on the actual...
...sure you learn: that's the principal difference. I believe that every student is capable of succeeding in math and the sciences, two subjects that are notoriously difficult; the key is in the manner of teaching. As an experienced mathematician and tutor, I know that often students are not taught in a manner that is conducive to their learning. It's my job to find some method that encourages my students to not only succeed, but to...
...fulfilling moments are when a student is finally able to independently complete a task they weren't able to before. This comes through in my tutoring. I utilize BST (behavior skills training) and a variety of best teaching practices from the field of ABA to help my students quickly master subjects to fluency. I am positive, I am patient, and I am skilled at working with students that need a little extra help or a slightly...
...than 6 years teaching experience. I have taught English, Literacy, Humanities and Social Studies/History at the Middle School/Secondary Level. Some of my strengths are getting to know my students, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and leveraging their interests in order to motivate them and build confidence. I hold very high expectations, but I always take the time to figure out what kinds of strategies and supports students need to be successful. I strongly believe in...
...had the highest rank among student feedback. Using my training and experience as a college level Writing Fellow, I have tutored many High School students in writing their college essays and applications. As a college application tutor, my philosophy is that each student's application needs to tell a story about who they are. Through the application, the college should be able to get to know the student. I work to not only craft this application...
...I can dedicate my time and energy to one student, and I feel students respond better to this. While I have tutored within my certification to elementary aged children, my main passions are reading, writing and grammar, as they are my strong points. In my free time, I love to explore Colorado and all it has to offer and am always looking for more suggestions. I love to cook and try new recipes, read, watch...
...anything with the right attitude and an open mind. My main background is in test prep and college readiness, with a focus on test-taking strategies that build self-esteem and improve performance. I began tutoring for a private company while I was a student at Columbia University in New York. While there, I had the opportunity to teach students of all backgrounds and levels of ability. My unique approach to SAT and ACT test-prep focuses just...
I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eastern Michigan University, and I have been tutoring for about five years, from middle school to early college age students. My hobbies are painting/drawing, playing piano and guitar, and playing with my pet rats and my cat! ... I strive to work with every one of my students to build on their knowledge of topics, so that they have a full understanding of whatever subject we...
...several Psychology and Neuroscience courses. After graduating from Texas A&M, I began a graduate program in Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin. While in this program, I volunteered in several reverse-inclusion courses for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which renewed my interest both in teaching and in working with individuals with special needs. I am excited to work with all students, particularly those with special needs (including G/T). Please contact me with...
I enjoy the process of showing a student how a very few math rules has so much power the enables them to solve so many different types of problems.... Helping a student demystify math by getting them to see how using logic, overcoming their fear, and relying on even a small arsenal of math laws enables them to solve many more problems than they would expect.... Getting to know the student personally. Ask the student what...
...favorite is math. I believe that education is crucial in the world that we live in today, but I also believe that each student is different and learns in different ways. I love showing students how what they are learning now will help them in life and I love finding new ways to teach material, especially if the first way of learning something is not working. Outside of class, I love color guard, writing, and...
...ideas they wish. I am a student at Brigham Young University, and am currently an undecided major. I have a passion for tutoring and helping my pupils succeed. I am charismatic, fun, hardworking, spontaneous, and reliable! I am more than a guy with a brain; I have an ability to connect with people on a personal level. As you will see, my various tactics and approaches when it comes to tutoring are as effective as...
...was interested in teaching because I recognized my deep love for learning and wanted to inspire others to develop that same passion. Before becoming a certified teacher, I was a volunteer tutor for school and community outreach programs such as Seeds of Success, Best Buddies, and Peer Assistance Leaders. I also went on a service mission where I taught a variety of people on a daily basis. These experiences helped me to relate to students...
...have experience working with elementary, middle, and high school students as a tutor in individual learning environments. I have also worked as a museum educator and a camp counselor. My goal is to help students by engaging them in their learning, setting challenges, and empowering them succeed. My passion is working with students until the "aha!" moment when students know how to solve a difficult problem. I tutor reading, writing, and history/social studies for all...
...a year and was the peer tutoring mentor teacher during that time. For the last year and a half I have worked with the teenage girls at church. I teach biweekly Sunday School lessons and help plan weekly activities. Currently I stay at home with our two little boys while my husband works on a PhD at Stanford and I love it, but I miss teaching and working with students. I tutor a wide range...
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For many students, sixth grade marks the transition from elementary school to middle school. This shift may also be the first time your child has changed schools, making the process difficult both academically and developmentally. New classrooms, teachers, peers, and expectations can quickly generate the perception of a foreign atmosphere. Resources and assistance that may have been readily available in elementary classes may be reduced or absent in the new, challenging middle school environment. The new schedule in middle school may require that your student shift between teachers for different subjects and periods, giving him or her little sense of the homeroom connection central to elementary education. If your child is struggling with the jump in academic intensity and simultaneous developmental shifts occurring during this year, a sixth-grade tutor may be able to help.
The introduction of multiple teachers and classrooms can also lead to difficulties due to a lack of organizational skills. Being organized may not have been much of an issue in elementary school, but the complexity of new classes, schedules, and teachers make organization extremely important. A private tutor can give your child helpful tips on how to get and stay organized, which is a skill that will help them throughout their academic career and beyond.
When you contact our educational directors, we work to build an academic profile for your student. By taking note of his or her particular strengths and weaknesses, learning habits, academic interests and aspirations, and personality, we are able to create a comprehensive profile that can be used to help you select a compatible tutor. Your child's instructor can then collaborate both with you and your child to develop a sixth-grade tutoring curriculum designed around your specific concerns and your child's interests. Perhaps your child struggles to draft a coherently structured essay, but excels in his or her algebraic competency. Your tutor can dedicate time to custom-tailoring strategies to strengthen this area of weakness, while also introducing advanced concepts to keep your child engaged with the subject matter in which he or she is most interested.
Whether your child feels most comfortable studying in a library, outdoors, or in your home, a tutor can meet them there. Varsity Tutors' live learning platform also enables you and your child to meet with a private tutor face-to-face online. This provides you with a great deal of flexibility because it lets you and your child decide the time and location that works best.
A private tutor can also be helpful in the sense that can give your child as much time as they need to become proficient in a particular subject. If your child is advanced and is moving faster than their peers, a private tutor can be helpful in introducing them to more complex subjects to keep them engaged. Additionally, if your child is struggling, their tutor can spend more time working with a specific subject to ensure that they fully understand it before moving on to a different topic.
Though the transition to middle school can be wrought with challenges, mastering the material presented is a critical step in preparation for success in high school and future education. Sixth grade is often a year of equilibration, during which teachers focus on building a common core of fundamental knowledge that is shared by all students as they pursue coursework in seventh- and eighth-grade classes. These later classes rarely slow down to reestablish this core knowledge, instead working with the assumption of previous mastery. Falling behind early in middle school can have detrimental effects in numerous courses to come. Do not allow your child to become lost in the shift into middle school education. Contact Varsity Tutors for more information about sixth-grade tutoring options. Get help connecting with a tutor and start your child on the road to academic success today.
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Recent 6th Grade Tutoring Session Notes
The student and I worked on studying for an upcoming science exam (earth science). And we completed her math homework on statistics and graphing. She will begin reading the book "Number the Stars" to catch up on the work she missed while being absent from school.
The student and I worked on math and decided to focus on word problems, since he has some trouble converting language into equations. Second hour with his little sister was also math, since she's working through a math book her teacher recommended.
We reviewed the student's old schoolwork, and answered some questions that he had on his tests and homework. Specifically we covered writing (how to develop a paragraph) and math (multiplications and averages).
The student is finishing up school and had summer math problems to review. She did well on the majority of questions. We will be practicing these more over the summer. We also reviewed her summer science experiment project and social studies/ELA project; I explained some scientific definitions and we organized how she can structure her writing responses.
We did math and reading comprehension problems from the SSAT review book in order to diagnose and teach the student. I gave him a copy of the test we used so he could work some problems during the week before our next session if he so desired. He basically understands factoring, multiplication, division, and basic geometry. His reading comprehension is good.
I worked with the first student on force, motion, and energy. We spent most of the time talking about potential and kinetic energy as well as balanced and unbalanced forces on an object. He has a good understanding of how motion and energy work. During our math review, we worked on arithmetic with decimals. He did very well on addition, subtraction, and multiplication but struggled a little with division as he had not learned it yet.
The second student and I also talked about force, motion, and energy. She was able to list all of the types of energy and to talk about examples of each. We mainly talked about mechanical energy and the details of what happens when an object is in motion. For math, we worked with decimals doing addition, subtraction, and multiplication. She was very good at all of it but needed some guidance with multiplication. She did excellent with estimating.