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Valerie

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I attended Johns Hopkins University, and am working toward a degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. I have been tutoring since I was in high school, where I volunteered to help students struggling in math. In the past, I also taught at a summer music camp, volunteered to lead writing workshops in a rehab center, and worked at a math tutoring business. My personal philosophy toward learning is that one’s education should be well balanced. In my free time I like to read, work on visual art, and play instruments. I am most passionate about math though, because it can be related to any subject, and because the skills that are developed through mathematical thinking can help create success in other areas. I try to use multiple approaches while teaching, and present ideas as visually and tangibly as possible. One of the dangers of learning math is that students memorize the method for solving a problem but do not realize the underlying concepts. I do my best to ensure that students recognize the broader concepts. Because math builds on itself, it is also very important to look at past topics that relate to students’ current lessons. There is not always time for teachers do this in a classroom setting. Often you’ll find that a student’s struggles come from missing previous skills that are assumed as their lessons advance. My ultimate goal is to help students build their confidence with math and to set them up for success in their future studies, whether those studies are directly or indirectly related.

Valerie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Math

Hobbies

I enjoy biking, hiking, and both listening to and playing music.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

American Literature

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP English Language and Composition

AP Studio Art

Applied Mathematics

Art

Calculus

College Algebra

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Drawing

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Fiction Writing

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

Literature

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Newtonian Mechanics

Painting

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Science

Trigonometry

Vocabulary