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Allison

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Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of tutoring some of the most athletically talented students at Temple University. The best part of the job has always been the teammate like relationship we form when setting academic goals together and then reaching them for the student using tools tailored to the student's study style and needs.

Allison’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Temple University - Current Undergrad, Biochemistry

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 30

ACT English: 30

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 30

SAT Verbal: 710

GRE Verbal: 162

Hobbies

Reading, skiing, yoga, and cooking

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Reading

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Chemistry

AP Research

AP U.S. Government & Politics

Biology

Cell Biology

Chemistry

College Application Essays

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

Creative Writing

Developmental Biology

Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Science

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

Immunology

Math

Medicine

Microbiology

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics

Organic Chemistry

Other

Phonics

Physics

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Reading

Science

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Thermochemistry

Thermodynamics

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe the student's goals for the class are what drives our productivity, so it is important every day to be reminded of those goals and make attainable steps to reaching them.

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

First, I'd like to know important dates for when tests, homework, and applications are due. Then, I'd engage the student in conversations about previous classes they've enjoyed, their hobbies, and times that they have felt that their studying has helped them to get to know their personality and needs better.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students learn to learn on their own when they feel invigorated by the material and feel that they have the capacity to learn on their own. I want to help students focus not on memorizing facts but on gaining skills that can help them tackle any problem they face.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Sometimes, when we look at a large goal, it can seem daunting. The best way to avoid this is to break large tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces and set deadlines to master each step towards a larger goal.

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

When a student is struggling, it is important to understand why. Most of the time it is not that the material is not understandable, but the presentation and the studying style being used are prohibiting the student from grasping the information.