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I am an undergraduate in my final semester at Washington University in St. Louis. I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Anthropology. I have previous experience as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Psychology, and particularly enjoy explaining the neuron and biological components of psychology within psychology. I have also worked in a Psychology Lab for the past three years in which I work with graduate students on their projects and on my own. Other than psychology, I enjoy explaining concepts in a wide variety of subjects, such as chemistry and writing. I have also tutored through a club at my school that works with Latino youth on their homework after school. I worked with these students on a variety of elementary school topics. I like to teach by first asking students what they think the best way to approach the question is so that I can identify where, if anywhere, they are going in a different direction. I like to start from where they are so that we can move forward together.

Aline’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Current Undergrad, Biology, General

Test Scores

MCAT: 31

Hobbies

Field hockey, running, occasional cooking, reading non-fiction books

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Anthropology

AP Biology

Biology

Chemistry

College Biology

College Chemistry

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing

Languages

Math

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Medical Ethics

Medicine

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Neuroscience

Organic Chemistry

Other

Pre-Algebra

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Psychology

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student learns in a unique way and starts from a different place. I aim to find out what both of those are for every person and work with students to accomplish their learning goals.

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

I would introduce myself and start to get to know the student. I would ask them what brought them to tutoring and what they hope to get out of it.

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

I would have the student explain the material back to me in their own words or way, and correct any misunderstanding that comes up. This would be an ongoing process until I am confident that the student understands the material.

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

I would positively encourage them when they get something correct or are thinking about a problem in a good way. I would make sure that they do not disparage themselves for taking longer than they want on a problem or concept. Every student learns at a different rate, and I am happy to work with individuals to help them reach their goals.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I ask them what their current understanding of a concept or method of solving a problem is. I will also talk with the student to gain a larger understanding of their needs than what I would gain from looking at their responses to individual problems.

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

I typically use the materials provided by the student, as well as any other relevant materials in my possession.