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Amanda

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I am a graduate of Kenyon College. I majored in International Studies and Economics, concentrating in Environmental Studies. In college, I volunteered at an elementary school, helping students with difficulties in a low-income school. I also participated on the Model UN team. Since graduation, I worked in Iceland for a few months and then spent two years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. I taught natural science and environmental studies to primary school students, as well as supported students and teachers in all other subject areas, especially math. I worked with students of all ages and abilities. I also taught community English classes at night. I am fluent in Spanish and love helping other people learn the language. Learning another language well is one of the most useful skills you can acquire and I think it is important for everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.

I have been tutoring fellow students since I was in middle school. I love the moment when a student finally understands a difficult concept for the first time, especially when they feel they discovered it themselves. I personally increased my ACT score by 5 points through self-study and love to coach others through the test. I consider myself a patient and helpful tutor. I am a strong writer and enjoy offering my suggestions and editing others' essays and papers. Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading, politics, anything to do with Latin America, hiking,and running half marathons.

Amanda’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kenyon College - Bachelor in Arts, Economics/International Studies

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 30

ACT Science: 35

Hobbies

Running, half marathons, hiking, baseball/softball, Spanish, Latin America