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I attended high school in South Africa. After graduating, I worked as an executive assistant at an oil processing plant during my gap year after high school. I took care of the day-to-day tasks within the office. These included managing files, responding to phone and email inquiries, scheduling appointments, and supporting managers and staff members when needed. I was also in charge of coordinating and recording the collection and rehabilitation of used oil. I then attended post-grad (13th year) at a high school in Connecticut and recently graduated.

I have always felt capable of helping others with school work and believe that I would be able to do so as a tutor. During my year in Connecticut, I took Honors and AP Chemistry, Honors and AP Physics I and Honors Calculus. I have taken the SAT thrice and the ACT twice. I am very close to this material and I have developed test-taking strategies that I believe help a great deal when taking the standardized tests and I would be happy to share them.

Nnang’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Wentworth Institute of Technology - Current Undergrad, Biomedical Engineering

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 30

ACT Math: 32

ACT Science: 36

SAT Math: 800


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Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Many practice problems, and then practice exams in virtual/real test-taking scenarios.

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

Find the problem areas. Possibly through a test to see where he/she stands.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Give incentives to learn and reach new academic heights.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Keep at it, and look for different ways to teach the concept.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Welcoming all questions so that they aren't scared to ask even the simplest of questions.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Test the material regularly until perfected.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Break it down into its simplest concepts so that they can build upon them.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Through practice/evaluation tests.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I will have to see what method is most effective through experience with the student, and then go with that method.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Online test prep sites, test prep books and practice tests.