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Raymond

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I recently received my BA from Ohio State University, and am now working full-time in Washington, DC. I plan to later study for a Master's degree, and have already taken the GRE.

I studied French and Political Science at Ohio State, and lived for some time in France. As such, I have gained an appreciation for the road to fluency and mastery of the French language, and believe I can effectively put this knowledge to use when tutoring French. Furthermore, having taken and done well on both the ACT and the GRE, I am able to show students how to best prepare for these tests by helping them understand how the writers of these tests seek to challenge the test taker. Test taking can involve a lot of repetition and practice, but I strive to help students see the underlying patterns and tricks of the questions. I also have experience with public speaking--I gave speeches to large audiences and "special guests" on two official occasions--and can not only help students with delivery but also with mental preparation.

As a Political Science student, I have written many essays on various topics, including development and environmental politics, and as such can advise students on both the technical and more abstract aspects of essay writing. I also tutored young children between the ages of 8-10 at an after school program in France, "Les Enfants de la Goutte d'or," and enjoy helping my friends with their English on an informal basis.
I really enjoy all learning that involves language acquisition, and understand the limitations of learning in a classroom. In my tutoring, I aim to move a bit beyond what a student might learn in their classes, and always try to make the learning experience personalized and enjoyable for the student.

My interests include international affairs, reading diverse types of media, running, swimming, cooking, and meeting new people.

Raymond’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The Ohio State University - Bachelors, French and International Studies

Test Scores

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 33

GRE Verbal: 165

AP French: 4

Hobbies

My interests include International affairs and reading different types of media from all over, running and swimming, cooking, and meeting new people.

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

The student should understand the reasoning behind the grammar rules or how the test works instead of simply reciting answers from rote learning.