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I am a Rice University senior majoring in Cognitive Science and will be attending Baylor College of Medicine in Fall 2017. While attending a top science magnet high school, I took multiple AP courses and SAT Subject Tests in Math and Science. My love of learning extends to ensuring others around me are enjoying their learning experiences as well. My goal as a tutor is for my students to understand what they are learning in school and how that knowledge can empower them in life. I am very patient with people of all ages and have prior tutoring experience through ESL classes and online tutoring. I look forward to working with all students who want to further themselves academically.

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Olivia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rice University - Bachelor in Arts, Cognitive Science

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 30

ACT Reading: 35

ACT Science: 36

SAT Composite: 2220

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 740

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP US History: 5

AP Psychology: 4


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Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

AP Physics 1




College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics


Middle School Math




SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

You can learn anything! Practice, time, and positive encouragement are the keys to mastering even the most difficult concepts. Positive encouragement is the most crucial since before you can achieve, you must believe in your ability to reach your goals. Revealing the smart and highly capable student within each child and seeing them embrace that part of themselves is the best part of teaching.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Before the first session, I hope to have made contact with the parents and understand the student's tutoring needs from their perspective. Then, during the first session, I gauge the students self-perception and confidence in their aptitude in the subject. Some students' first tutoring need is the self-affirmation needed to tackle large learning goals. Then, I ask the student about their learning goals and semester or year-long trajectory in that subject. I also acquaint myself with any online platforms or programs used by their school or educational programs so that we are on the same page. Lastly, I note all important testing or project dates to be sure they are not overlooked in my future tutoring sessions with the student.

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