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Marjorie

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I recently graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Over the last eight years, I have taken the ACT, SAT, and MCAT; I have also experienced the rigors of applying to 10+ colleges and 30+ medical schools. I can therefore understand the difficulties associated with preparing for standardized tests and the anxiety about college admissions. I am eager to help students prepare for college applications, including mastering standardized tests, college essays, and study strategies. I am also driven to teach young students to become better overall writers and critical readers as these skills will affect all facets of their educational career. My ultimate goal, however, is to go beyond the material a student is currently struggling with by teaching them how to successfully identify and address areas that need improvement. The ability to teach one’s self efficiently and effectively is a skill that will be invaluable throughout their entire lives.

Marjorie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 33

SAT Composite: 2150

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 700

Hobbies

Sailing, baking, reading, science, medicine

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

Cell Biology

College Biology

College Essays

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

General Biology

High School English

High School Writing

Persuasive Writing

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Sociology

Technical Writing

Test Prep

Vocabulary

Writing


Q & A

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

In addition to practice tests, I would "flip the classroom." This involves techniques such as having the student write sample test questions. I would also encourage the student to teach the material to someone else to identify any weaknesses in their knowledge.