My desire to become a tutor began after a tutor of mine personally changed by life. The general perception people have of tutors is that they are just intelligent individuals with expertise in certain areas who lecture those who do not fully understand yet. In my case, my tutor helped shape the way I see tutoring and learning itself. When I was younger I personally struggled with many subjects. My tutor was very patient with me and followed my pace and asked questions that would improve my critical thinking. Most importantly, however, she never got frustrated with me no matter how many times I had to go through certain concepts. These characteristics she exhibited has guided me to develop my tutoring philosophy Learn first, teach after."
Tutoring has been a significant part of my life since I started high school. I began tutoring right away in the 9th grade to help others understand and gain valuable experience. As I moved closer to senior year I began tutoring nearly every subject to become a more holistic tutor. Senior year arrived and I was thrilled for two reasons college applications and having the opportunity to tutor all grade levels in various areas of academia. Senior year was amazing and I was blessed with being the only student who had over 100 tutoring sessions that year. I credit this success to my tutoring style, which involves asking the right questions and putting myself in the tutees state of mind and never being afraid of going slower to help the individual learn. Tutoring is not about teaching what you know it is about guiding someone through a learning experience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago - Current Undergrad, Sociology
I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball. I love reading and I love teaching. I have been a tutor since high school and I absolutely love it.
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading
Study Skills and Organization