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I am currently a college student studying International Relations and Business at American University in Washington, D.C. I come from a suburban town near Houston, Texas, where I attended an international studies high school and gained lots of experience through working and volunteering. I have worked as an assistant teacher for ESL (English as a Second Language) kindergarten students and volunteered as a tutor in both regular and AP subjects throughout my high school years.
I am very interested in education and I am working towards incorporating it in my major, but so far I have spent lots of time studying different education systems and teaching methods. I believe that every single student has a different way of learning and processing information, so it is important for them to develop their own studying habits and learning methods. That is why I want to be a tutor—so that I can help students discover their ideal way of learning.
I am a determined and dedicated student that wants to help others. I have experience tutoring and working with students that are struggling to grasp difficult material and concepts. I am a social and outgoing person who works well with others, and I will try my best to help students succeed.

Rhea’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: American University - Current Undergrad, International Relations, Business

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 34

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 34

SAT Writing: 750

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

History

AP Human Geography

AP United States History

Arithmetic

Business

College Business

College Economics

College English

College Geography

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

Economics

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

Geography

Gifted

High School

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School Economics

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Human Geography

College Math

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

Languages

Life Sciences

Microeconomics

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Persuasive Writing

Physical Science

Political Science

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social studies

Sociology

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

US Constitutional History

Vocabulary

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Each student has a different way of learning, so my teaching philosophy tends to revolve around a custom teaching style, rather than a one-size-fits all style of learning.

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

During the first session, I like to assess where exactly the student is in the learning process. This isn't always a test or quiz; oftentimes just talking to the student and asking him/her questions helps me determine where the student will need the most help. I also like to get to know the students I'm working with. This also helps me figure out the best way to help him/her.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students need help, but they also need to be able to use studying techniques on their own. In those cases, I use a strategy known as "gradual release." Basically, if we are working on a particularly difficult problem or assignment, I will split it up into 3 parts. The first part I will work through with them completely. Then, the second part I will guide them to the answer, but they will find it partially by themselves. The third part is completely independent.