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Abby

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I am a student at Arizona State University and Barrett the Honors College. I am pursuing a degree in chemical engineering and two minors in Spanish and mathematics. I plan on attending medical school upon graduation. I have been a tutor for nearly four years in multiple areas. Primarily, I have tutored mathematics for middle school and high school students. I also have experience in test preparation for the SAT, ACT, IB, AP and Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Additionally, I have tutored in multiple sciences, such as physics and biology. I very devoted to education and to intend to see to it that every student has the quality of education that I have been privileged to receive. Outside of school, I spend my free time shopping, trying new restaurants, doing yoga, and spending time with friends.

Abby’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Unknown, Chemical Engineering

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 35

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Physics C: Mechanics: 4

IB Psychology: 7

IB Biology HL: 5

IB Physics Standard Level: 6

Hobbies

Shopping, doing yoga, trying new restaurants, and exploring new types of music

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

AIMS Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Biology

Calculus

Calculus 2

Cell Biology

Chemistry

College Algebra

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

College Physics

Conversational Spanish

English

Geometry

Gifted

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Physics

IB

IB Biology

IB Biology HL

IB Further Mathematics

IB Further Mathematics HL

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature HL

IB Language ab initio

IB Language ab initio SL

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Physics

IB Physics SL

IB Psychology

IB Psychology SL

Languages

Linguistics

Math

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Reading

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Trigonometry

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teaching is similar to being a driving instructor. I can have all the knowledge in the world, but if I cannot pass it on to my students, it is useless. They need to learn how to solve problems and succeed on their own. I will teach them how to get there, but one day, they won't have me. It's imperative they know how to succeed without me!

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

A typical first session with a student would be getting to know them as a person. I am always much more willing to share my struggles with someone I feel comfortable with. Second, we would go over the class they need help with. Next, we would address why they felt they needed assistance. Finally, I will have them share their strengths and weaknesses in learning with me. I will then share with them my plan on how to help them succeed.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I help a student become an independent learner by not telling them the next step or the answer. Instead, I ask them questions that lead them to the next step. Also, I ensure that my students always know the reasons why they are doing something. Knowing why helps to apply that skill in future problems.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by pointing out the progress they have made and remind them of their future goals.