# Award-Winning GRE Tutors in DeForest, WI

Joseph ...in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to pull items from my experiences to relate the material to the student and help assist in the learning process. I have a diverse background working as a stem cell researcher, QC microbiologist, and now a chef at a local restaurant. In my free time I train for triathlons, hike, and do fermentation work for...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - MS, Bacteriology

Steven ...Journalism degree at Temple University. I owe my knowledge to the great Teachers and entrepreneurs of American journalism and to those whom I interviewed, observed and documented. Now I want to pass my knowledge and experience on to my students. I am at the border of worlds, between China and America, between traditional journalism and new media, and between the growing-up and the grown-ups. I can teach Chinese language and communication skills to anyone who...

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - BA, English

Temple University - MJ, Journalism

Ari ...the GRE and the MCAT, and scored at or above the 95th percentile on both; I therefore have an extensive understanding of how to prepare for and excel at standardized tests. My teaching philosophy is student-oriented: I try to tailor my tutoring style to the specific learning methods of the individual. I like to use visuals, real-world examples, and ensure that the student truly understands the rationale for each step of the problem-solving method. In...

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - BS, Cell and Molecular Biology

Jenny I am an educator who loves to help students reach their goals. I have taught for many years, and always enjoy the challenge of working with a student who is struggling with the content they've been assigned. My goal as a tutor is to help students succeed while challenging them to use their critical thinking skills, regardless of the subject.... I spend some time getting to know the student and try to quickly understand their needs, strengths, and weaknesses. I also ask them about their honest attitude to their subject.

University of Wisconsin Madison - Bachelors, English with an emphasis in Creative Writing

University of Missouri-Columbia - Masters, Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with a TESOL emphasis

Jonas ...in the U.S., England and Sweden -- ranging from elementary phonics to postmodern literature and Elizabethan revenge tragedy. But irrespective of whether I am teaching pre-K or college, I want to convey a sense of how amazing language and literature are. Hobbies include, but are hopefully not limited to: spending time with my wife, chess, and admiring magpies and other equally intelligent corvids. I also read too much for my own good, and this includes...

Lund University (Sweden) - Bachelors, English Literature, Comparative Literature, Classical Greek

York University (UK) - Masters, MA in Victorian Literature (with distinction)

Karann ...doctorate in Environment and Resources at Wisconsin-Madison this fall, studying large carnivores with Bayesian modeling techniques. My tutoring strategy is to tackle topics of highest combined difficulty and priority first, and to do so in a manner that accommodates both myself and my student. I've found in past teaching experiences that the most rewarding and meaningful results come from direct engagement with students, and so that is what I aim to do. I've had experience...

Cornell University - Bachelors, Biological Engineering and Biological Sciences Dual Major

Adam ...of my life, I've been a teacher of some sort. In middle and high school, I was an arithmetic and algebra tutor for underprivileged kids; in college, I volunteered in the math and writing centers; now, I'm teach ethics and logic classes in the philosophy department at UW-Madison. Teaching is the most important part of my life, and my role as an educator is what most defines my identity. I have no general guiding principle...

Kansas State University - Bachelors, Economics

UW-Madison - PhD, Philosophy

Katie ...think that when a tutor can break down the material into manageable pieces and explain it in new ways, all hard working students can make progress! I love to help students reach “Aha!” moments in their studies. I enjoy tutoring many different subjects and especially enjoy essays or writing assignments. In my spare time I like to teach piano lessons, take my puppy for long walks, travel, and test new dinner recipes with my husband.

Valparaiso University - Bachelors, Spanish and International Service

Valparaiso University - Masters, Master of Education Initial Licensure

Cayla ...of strategies including mnemonic devices, physical manipulatives, and drawings/diagrams to accommodate different learning styles. Typically, I have the students attempt to solve a problem and then ask leading questions whenever he/she gets stuck. If the questions are more conceptual in nature, I start with what the student knows and build upon that knowledge. I am passionate about math and science, and I use that enthusiasm to help develop skills and confidence of my students.

Providence College - Bachelors, Applied Physics

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PhD, Math