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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

Hobbies

Soccer, music and TV shows

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Physics 2

Calculus

College Algebra

College Physics

Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

English

High School Physics

College Math

Math

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Test Prep


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.