...a strong subject area foundation. 3. Impart test-taking skills and strategies necessary for school success. I teach with the tenets of the Common Core State Standards in mind. As such, I do not aim to teach "tricks" for getting the right answer. Rather, I aim to wholly ingrain the skills, strategies, and overall thinking needed to fully understand how and why we can come to certain answers. My goal is not to help students to...
...Both as an instructor and a student I have tried to come up with different ways to facilitate free thinking and exploration of fundamental concepts. Throughout my life, I have tried to convince people that math is fun and something that can be appreciated if looked at appropriately. I graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in December 2021 with a major in Math and minor in computer science. I have written two papers...
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. I believe that teaching is more than a job, more than a career; it is a calling. Making a difference in the lives of others is important to me. I can't think of another job that offers that opportunity as much as teaching. ... The first session would begin with me getting to know my student. I want to know what they...
...mentoring learning, from clarifying and breaking down the steps in algebra problems to revealing and instructing on the fundamentals of grammar. My educational positions include years of teaching international folk dance to middle schoolers, which involves learning geography and social studies, tutoring in middle-school and high-school classrooms, teaching English as a second language to adults, and one-on-one tutoring in Math and Language Arts. I tutor Math up through Algebra II, middle and high school English...
...strength. I have scored at the 100th percentile on the SAT Reading Comprehension section, and highly on the Writing and other standardized tests assessing English ability. I have also been tutoring since I was in high school, and love to help students improve their writing and reading skills. It helps that I've also worked in the marketing field proofreading copy! I would be more than happy to help you and your child. Please let me...
...see that anything is possible! I am currently in the honors program at USC to receive my masters in social work for clinical counseling. I believe I am patient, understanding and excellent at building foundations that will stay with you for a lifetime. I would love to help you with your educational pursuit and I will make sure that frustration is never felt again. It is my goal to make sure each individual student achieves...
...about to declare as a Mechanical Engineering concentrator, working towards a Bachelor of Science degree. I've always enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my peers and those around me and have done so in both formal and informal settings. I've been a tutor for both Math and Spanish programs in high school and enjoyed the strides I made with students. I am willing to tutor any subject I have a background in, but am strong in...
...tutor when I was still in high school and, ever since then, have gained a wealth of teaching experience with students of diverse backgrounds. I have worked with students as young as third grade up to learners that already have college degrees. My background as a 9th grade English teacher has given me the opportunity to work with students from low-income backgrounds, students with learning disabilities, English Language Learners as well as students from a...
I look forward to serving you on your academic journey. My mission is to support you in moving forward, overcoming obstacles, and reaching your intended goal.... "Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere." Chinese Proverb
...with my students to better motivate them and get them invested in their work. In addition to guiding students towards a clearer understanding of material, I simultaneously work to impart the importance of non-cognitive skills. Patience, grit, and determination are integral to student success and I work daily to inspire my students to be proactive, take risks, collaborate with others, set goals, and seek excellence for themselves and invest in their futures. As teachers, we...
...I am a certified teacher for grades Pre-K Thru 5th grade, started an alternative school for at-risk youth being suspended from middle and high school, developed Afterschool programs and summer camps, supervised childcare for United Way, and selected as a Community Champion for the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, and am now positioning myself to assist any child in need who are trying to succeed in the midst of this pandemic and thereafter.
...my students' learning abilities and leading workshops to help educators incorporate new techniques into their lessons. I am also currently enrolled online to obtain my Masters Degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I am extremely good at multi-tasking and have kept extremely busy though teaching and tutoring. I love to help students with history, science, language arts, writing, study skills and test prep. If given the opportunity, I hope to become a valuable asset to...
...gain a skill or add to their understanding. I enjoy adapting materials to the interests and abilities of my learners, and generally feel that starting from a point of competency is most profitable. It's exciting to help people find ways to use their strengths to compensate for any weak points they may have. My education at Wheaton College in IL was a vital part of my personal and intellectual growth. Over the last three years...
...the high school and college levels. As a faculty member of a high school English Department, I taught critical reading, creative and scholarly writing, and literature. I was also an Adjunct Professor in both the English and Academic Literacy Departments at the Community College of Baltimore County. I not only teach and write professionally, I'm also an editor for literary magazines and judge written and oral language arts contests, including Poetry Out Loud competitions. One...
...Distinguished Honors as a member of the Honors Program cohort. I have over 15 years in business in various fields such as Human Resources, customer services, retail and entrepreneurship. I am currently a certified teacher of secondary education (grades 5 - 12) Special Education. I've been teaching since 2013 and I am currently a part of the founding staff of Union Settlement Bridge Program @ Harlem Prep Charter located in East Harlem NY. I specialize...
...critical thinking abilities and to encourage them to utilize these abilities in interpreting and interacting with the world around them. I believe that liberal education is one of the great pillars of democracy and civil society. If I can help young people understand and assess academic material, achieve their academic goals, and appropriate what they learn to apply it to their own lives and the world around them, I will be well satisfied.
...of 2013. Throughout college, I worked as a tutor for the Economics department. I have also gone on to work as a freelance writer, publishing essays and film reviews in places like The Atlantic and CT Magazine. I can tutor a wide range of subjects, but I am most passionate about English, Literature, Writing, Economics and Politics. Students I've worked with seem to enjoy writing the most when they discover their own voice, and quit...
...English as Second Language and my masters degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Reading and Language Arts with a reading specialist certification. I recently just received my post-doctorate degree at Grand Canyon University as well as building leadership license at Newman University. My future plans are to become an elementary principal or college professor teaching pre-service teachers. My present plans are to obtain a second masters degree in Special Education due to...
...years ago a small group of us established the first yoga center in Alexandria. We continue to have an all volunteer organization teaching people to improve their overall well being through the ancient wisdom of yoga. This part of my life significantly affects my ability to connect with others for more mindful learning sessions. I have also traveled to over 25 countries, taught many refugees, immigrants, and international students, as well as those with special...
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COMPASS Reading Tutoring FAQ
Academic advisors use the results of ACT Compass exams to place incoming students in classes that are appropriately challenging according to their personal mastery of a subject. If you're preparing to enter college at a school that relies on ACT Compass exams to inform class placement, it is important that you demonstrate all of the skills and abilities you have gained in high school in order to be placed in classes appropriate to your skill level. Classes too difficult for you can cause undue stress and difficulty, whereas classes that you don't find challenging may bore you and not help you to improve your abilities. Demonstrating your ability to comprehend written material is particularly crucial, as one's reading ability is tested in a wide variety of college courses. Doing well on this exam may allow you to skip classes that you do not need, whereas a poor performance on exam day might relegate you to a class that doesn't challenge you. If you experience test anxiety or have trouble interpreting passages in the context of a timed, multiple-choice exam, private ACT Compass Reading tutoring may be just the thing to help you present your school with an accurate picture of your reading abilities on test day.
Even if your reading abilities are top-notch, your ACT Compass results may not reflect your skills if the format of the exam gives you trouble, or if you don't work at a pace that allows you to finish the test while reading each passage and problem with accuracy. ACT Compass Reading tutoring can provide you with preparation custom-tailored to your particular needs, designed to be as useful and effective as possible. Your tutor can analyze your reading comprehension skills and pinpoint the areas in which improvement could most help you improve your score on the ACT Compass Reading exam. They can then design a study plan to help you improve these specific skills through focused review exercises. Working with a personal tutor helps remove much of the stress of having to diagnose the weak spots in your knowledge. Plus, since all ACT Compass Reading tutors have succeeded on this exam themselves, they can help you master the exact skills you'll need on test day.
The computer adaptive placement format used for the ACT Compass Reading test presents specific challenges. Practice tests are modeled after the real exam, but don't offer enough to prepare you for test day. Going it alone may leave some important topics uncovered, leading to gaps in knowledge. You may find yourself reading without difficulty and with a comfortable level of fluency. The format of the exam, however, can cause uncertainties in even the best readers, which is where your private ACT Compass Reading tutor can be of great help.
The one-on-one environment in which you will work with your tutor allows you to have your instructor's full attention, getting questions answered as they arise and receiving immediate feedback on your work. There may be assignments and homework, but these only serve to better your abilities to answer test questions quickly and accurately under pressure. Even better, you can schedule your tutoring to take place whenever and wherever it best suits your schedule, making it both efficient and convenient. Meet your tutor at home, a library, or request face-to-face online sessions using our live learning platform. Don't struggle to review for the ACT Compass Reading exam alone -- work with a knowledgeable instructor!
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Recent COMPASS Reading Tutoring Session Notes
Covered various arithmetic concepts, contrasting charts in science, level 10 reading passages, and who vs whom in English. Has a very good understanding of the concepts. Just needs more practice in the science portion.
For our first session, the student and I talked about the overall layout of the test and what she feels comfortable about and what she'd like to work on. The student is incredibly articulate and self-aware, which made this very easy for me. We went through the different kinds of verbal questions (scrambled paragraphs, logical reasoning, and some reading comprehension) and went over ways to solve these in a timely fashion. She gets most problems correct, but wants to work on her pacing. Since she's going on vacation for the next month, I gave her some chapters on math to review and a practice test to work on. I'm also going to create and email her practice sets for basic math skills.
Prior to our session, the student had taken a practice test from assessment test book. We went over his wrong answers in the English, Math and Reading sections, and I assigned him a reading about test taking strategies.