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Eve

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I am a senior undergraduate student at Amherst College and I received my IB Diploma from the International Academy. I specialize in tutoring students of all ages in math, ACT/SAT preparation, reading, and writing.

The core belief that informs my teaching is that all students are intelligent and motivated to learn. Many students are curious and unsatisfied by simplistic answers. Often, traditional classrooms at school or group test-preparation classes cannot accommodate this curiosity. As a result, students with true desires to learn are left behind in classrooms where their individual needs are not met.

I utilize individualized, accessible, and example-based methods to help students achieve their learning goals. I motivate my students by creating a positive, optimistic environment where students are not afraid to be judged. I aim to help my students embrace learning as an opportunity to explore, to try new things, and to keep asking questions until they truly understand concepts and can apply their transferrable skills.

I have seen these approaches benefit students throughout their schooling. Students learn not only what they need to know for their specific class or test, but also how to learn effectively, apply their skills to new challenges, and succeed in all areas of their future education.

Education has been important to me for all of my life; it is how I empower myself to reach success, and I hope to pass that on to my students as my own mentors and tutors have done for me.

Eve’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Amherst College - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 32

Hobbies

Reading and writing creative non-fiction, playing the cello, and playing volleyball

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Writing

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

Algebra

Algebra 2

Calculus

Cello

Chemistry

College Application Essays

College Chemistry

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Geometry

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing

Honors Chemistry

Literature

Math

Middle School English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Music

Other

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Science

Social Sciences

Sociology

Test Prep

Trigonometry

Writing


Q & A

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

The goals of a first session with a student are to identify the student's learning style and determine the specific problem areas. That way, I can individualize my teaching to the student's goals.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

In order to be an independent learner, a student must be able to use strategies specific to his or her learning style. As a tutor, it is my job to identify how my student can approach problems in a way that is universal so that the student can be an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Keeping lessons engaging and rewarding will keep students motivated. I strive to show my students that their hard work will be rewarded through better grades and scores, in addition to being more knowledgeable about the topic.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If a student has difficulty with a certain concept, we must work backwards to determine where the student begins to "get lost." That way, we can identify the problem and move forward.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

There are many strategies students can use to improve their reading comprehension, including marking the text with a highlighter, annotation, and reading actively. Reading comprehension is often a race against time, especially on standardized tests, so my students and I can work together to devise strategies that increase speed and understanding.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

My most successful strategy is to avoid using the same techniques with every student. Using practice problems and examples, I can identify which concepts students have problems with, and the methods through which we can work through those problems.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Connecting the topics we are learning to "real life" is very important when getting students excited and engaged. I strive to show my students that their hard work will be rewarding both in the classroom and outside of it.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I test my students by giving them problems to work through without my help. I also assign "challenge" problems to see whether the students can apply their knowledge to different types of questions.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is learning through experience. I believe that we can learn the most through our mistakes, so I assign practice problems and tasks, which we can use to identify weaknesses and practice tackling problems successfully.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Doing a type of problem just once is never enough. A student's confidence increases as he or she answers many variations of the type of question that has been giving him or her trouble. Practice makes perfect!

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I test students before moving forward with teaching to identify exactly where their weaknesses lie. Then, I ask them to walk me through how they solve other problems, so that I can get a sense of their personal learning style.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

No two students are alike, so I make sure to educate myself on different types of strategies used to approach problems. Then, I ask my students to try out a few techniques, and adapt my teaching based on which techniques they find to be efficient.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

For ACT tutoring, I use ACT prep books. These contain a lot of practice tests. For other subjects, I stick with what the student has from his or her class, and provide additional materials as I see fit.