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My experience as a teacher has set me up well to be an excellent tutor. Over the course of the last three years, I have taught all grades of high school, students of varying ability levels, and myriad courses. When I taught at Fairmont Heights High School, I taught honors students and also coached seniors who had not yet passed the Biology state test they needed to graduate. At the Noble Academy, I taught AP Biology ninth graders as well as all of our ninth graders with IEPs. Three ninth graders passed the AP Biology exam and the ninth grade grew 2.18 points as a whole on the ACT science section. I therefore am an incredibly flexible teacher, who can adapt lessons to a range of ability levels and content areas, which contributes to the success my students have achieved on their state tests, ACT, and AP Biology exam. It is important to me that my students are engaged because from that engagement, we can build investment in the material and skills they need to learn. I like to incorporate labs, hands-on experience, competitions, games, videos, and compelling activities (for example, writing letters to the government about harmful algal blooms to a graphing project on the abundance of the invasive species, "rock snot") into skill building and practice. I care deeply about my students and they know that. They know that I always believe in them and will always be challenging them to do their best, be it through timed Do Nows to create urgency, charts tracking individual and class success, or simply through getting extra help during office hours.

In my spare time, I am a runner, a reader, a lover of outdoors, and a traveller! I am also a people person and enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as meeting new people!

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Ruthie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Biological Basis of Behavior

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 33

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510

SAT Verbal: 710

SAT Writing: 800


hiking (and anything outdoors!), traveling, running, reading, languages, spending time with friends and family

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Science

AP Biology


Cell Biology

College Biology

Conversational French



French 2

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School Biology

Homework Support



SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Test Prep

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