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I am a new graduate of Pomona College, in Claremont, CA, where I studied Religion and Philosophy. While there, I wrote many papers of a wide variety, working on strong arguments, organization, and phrasing. I peer edited as well as volunteering with groups that mentored high school students, focusing on college admissions work, continuing and expanding my experiences from high school of tutoring for standardized testing. Additionally, I taught beginning violin to younger children.

I like to tutor basic math, as helping students understand the basic concepts and learn to apply them by themselves is very rewarding--give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but teach him to fish and he'll be set for life, type of deal. My favorite, however, is to tutor writing and reading, as these are my own favorite things to do. I think the art of writing is one of the most important, as it effects how you present yourself, as well as how convincing your work is. There is nothing that does not, at least in part, require writing skills--even scientists and mathematicians have to publish papers.

In my free time, I love to read and discuss philosophy, religion, and human nature with friends (I am the epitome of the liberal arts student--I love to learn, and hope to do so for my whole life). I am also outdoorsy, and I love to hike and backpack, as well as horseback ride (used to compete in hunter-jumpers, now somewhat limited but I ride when I can). Music is my other major activity, and I sing classical soprano, play violin, and can do some basic guitar--enough to accompany myself and friends when we sing folk songs and popular music, and to support us as we make up harmonies.

Travel is also extremely important to me, and I've spent a lot of time in South Asia, especially, from studying abroad there to trekking to volunteering. I think the challenges of travelling in unfamiliar places is incredibly mind opening and helps us to understand the world around us, which is one of the most important things to do in this globalizing world.

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Miranda’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pomona College - Bachelor in Arts, Religious Studies

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1560

SAT Math: 770

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 730

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