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I graduated this Spring from Duke University and I'm in the process of applying to Master's programs for marine biology. I've been a motivated and committed student for the past 15+ years and I'm excited to bring my knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for learning and teaching to all of my tutoring sessions. Although I majored in Biology at Duke, I got a minor in Classical Studies - or ancient Greece and Rome - so I have a pretty diverse educational background. In addition to my studies in college, I was DUMB (a proud member of the Duke University Marching Band) and I conducted research on Hawaiian monk seals. In the future, I hope to participate in more field work with marine mammals and eventually become a professor, so I look forward to incorporating tutoring into my educational track!

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Emma’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 33


Marine biology, french horn, skiing, reading.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing


Algebra 2



College Algebra

College Biology

College English

College Essays



English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School Biology

High School English

Homework Support

Life Sciences


Middle School Math





Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy focuses on flexibility: everyone learns differently, and I embrace that!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Motivation can be challenging to maintain if you have nothing to be motivated for. Looking forward and finding goals that relate to the present studies is a great way to boost motivation.

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

First, I would backtrack to make sure the student understands the concepts leading up to what he or she is finding difficult. After that, approaching the concept from a new or different perspective often can clear things up.

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

I would place the subject in the context of its real world applications. A subject can be more exciting and engaging if it goes beyond just the textbook.

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