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Claudia

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I'm a graduate from Pomona College, where I majored in Media Studies, and minored in French. I am currently living and working in the Nashville area, but am available to tutor online from anywhere. For two years, I worked behind the scenes in Pomona's admissions office as an application reader, so I know how important the grades, scores, and proper style can be in determining where you'll go to school and who you'll become as an adult; and I also know how much having someone to guide and help you through the process can make a difference. Having been fortunate enough to have dedicated teachers and mentors help me through my own education, I want to do the same for you! Whether it be test prep tricks and tips, working on college essays, formatting resumes, learning to interview well, or just getting academic help in your classes to make sure you get the best grades you can get, I want to help show you how you can be the best you can be!

I'm easy to talk to, I have a very nurturing nature, and I'm an expert at rephrasing confusing definitions and ideas in all sorts of subjects. Grammar, literature, writing, basic math, any of the humanities - if something's unclear, I can elucidate it for you 100%! Since I work in college admissions, I'll be a great resource for anyone preparing for college - not only did I go to the #2 college in the country (according to Forbes!), but I also help decide who gets to go there next! I performed excellently on my standardized tests, I've previously taught resume writing and interviewing skills in addition to working behind the scenes in admissions, so I know what schools are looking for and I have the skills to help you get to the right school for you. I also love food, cooking, movies, music, and home-made beauty products, if you want to talk about something other than school for a little while:)

In addition to the collaborative academic environment at Pomona involving lots of peer tutoring, I have worked as a Team Advisor for the National Student Leadership conference through which I gained classroom experience teaching dance, theater, interviewing skills, resume writing skills, and leadership skills. When working with students, I like to tailor teaching styles and plans to whatever best suits the individual: I want to make sure you're getting the help you want in a way that's effective for you. I also learned quite a few ice-breakers if it's necessary to use them!

I know students are busy and that flexible hours is a great part of individual tutoring, but if I can plan ahead for tutoring sessions, everyone will be better served. I'm happy to meet students at their homes, or in nearby libraries and cafes - any environment that's conducive to the students' learning!

I hope these qualifications appeal to you, and I'm excited to meet you all and work with you to figure out how to best structure your lessons and help you reach your learning goals.

Claudia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pomona College - Bachelor in Arts, Media Studies, French

Hobbies

Theater, Dance, Film, Food & Cooking, Farming & Gardening, Music, Yoga, DIY, Natural Living

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Arithmetic

Art

College English

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

French

French 2

Gifted

High School English

IB Dance

IB Dance HL

IB Dance SL

IB Film

IB Film HL

IB Film SL

IB Music

IB Music HL

IB Music SL

IB Theatre

IB Theatre HL

IB Theatre SL

IB Visual Arts

IB Visual Arts HL

IB Visual Arts SL

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level

Languages

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Other

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing