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Leah

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I am an intelligent, friendly, and passionate graduate of Wellesley College. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish and am enthusiastic about learning and the value of education. I love to relate to people with compassion and understanding and help find the perfect approach to match individual needs. I am very personable and aim to develop a positive and comfortable learning environment!

Leah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Wellesley College - Current Undergrad, Sociology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 31

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 34

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 720

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 740

Hobbies

Spanish, Yoga, and Reading

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Writing

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Art

Basic Computer Literacy

Business

CLEP Prep

CLEP American Literature

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Introductory Sociology

CLEP Social Sciences and History

CLEP Spanish

College Application Essays

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Conversational Spanish

Creative Writing

Drawing

Economics

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Ethics

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

Geometry

Handwriting

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Human Resources

Introduction to Fiction

ISEE- Primary

Languages

Latin America History

Law

Literature

Mac Basic Computer Skills

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music

Other

Philosophical Ethics

Piano

Pre-Algebra

Quantitative Reasoning

Reading

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

World Civilization

World History

World Literature

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Find the method that fits with the student; every individual is different, and there is a solution for every situation!

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

Get to know their learning style, typical struggles and strong suits.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can demonstrate the way I think about academic topics and explain the problem-solving mindset that I have adopted as an independent learner myself.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would pick a fun, yet still educational, activity to do at the end of an assignment, such as a song or a poem (if the topic was a language).

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

I would be patient and try many different teaching methods to evoke the best learning possible.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Read aloud with them and pause to explain how I can notice when something is important or should be taken note of and how I would make these notes alongside the text.