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Olivia

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I am a student at UNC Chapel Hill and I previously attended the North Carolina School of Science and Math, so I have a great deal of experience with difficult classes and helping other students with them. I am studying Biology and Spanish, hoping to go on to veterinary school.

I love helping motivated students succeed and I want to encourage students to make attainable goals that they can work hard to achieve. Over the years I have developed a good number of different study habits and strategies for getting the most out of time spent on schoolwork and I want to pass on this knowledge.

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Olivia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: UNC Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 33

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 35

SAT Composite: 2140

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 720

Hobbies

Soccer, art, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, running, reading, veterinary medicine, animal rights, animal rescue groups


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I like to guide students in the right direction, while still allowing them to arrive at the answer themselves. In this way they can develop strong reasoning skills while learning.

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

In a first session, I would first discuss their goals and what they would like to get out of the tutoring sessions. I would then go through some questions or prompts to get an idea of where the student is in the subject and what areas they need the most help with.

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

I would break it down further and go through step by step, waiting until the student is comfortable with that part of the concept, and then build on it.


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