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Parthenopi

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I am a current undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. I'm working towards receiving teaching credentials in Math and Science Education (for middle/high school students) as well as an Environmental Science major and Education minor. Since high school, I've worked and volunteered in various elementary schools, summer camps, and tutoring jobs. I have the most experience teaching math and English writing/reading to elementary and middle school students, but I have also tutored high school math, AP prep, and SAT prep in one-on-one settings. A good education has been the biggest and best opportunity awarded to me, and I know that your education makes a huge difference to your future. With this in mind, I strive to share a passion for learning and an open mind to young students in order to give them a chance to change their futures like I have changed mine. In my days off, I watch Disney movies, take long drives, and hike.

Parthenopi’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Current Undergrad, Environmental Science

Test Scores

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 720

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Physics B: 4

AP US History: 5

AP European History: 4

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 750

AP Spanish Language: 4

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5

AP Environmental Science: 5

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 770

Hobbies

Wildlife, conservation,


Q & A

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

I like to establish an understanding of what my students know by giving them practice problems or having them explain the concepts that they're learning to me. This way, I get to see how far they are and what areas they need help on so I can tailor my lessons to their needs.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I practice good study skills and time organization with my students during our lessons together so that they're able to work and learn independently when the tutoring lessons are over.

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

I introduce concepts in a variety of ways to ensure my students get a complete understanding of what they're being taught. I also try to relate the lessons to their own interests/hobbies. To make sure my students actually understand what I've taught, I ask them to re-explain the material in their own words back to me. This way, I know that my lessons are making sense.