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Aayaam

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For the past six years, I have tutored college admissions prep, English, and topics in digital media in schools, libraries, and one-on-one.

With college admissions prep, I routinely review, edit, make suggestions, and draft several essays for students as they prepare to apply to their dream schools. I pride myself on my ability to weave stories and facts together into a seamless piece which captures a student's personality, ambitions, and growth over the course of so many years.

I am comfortable with a wide variety of English literature as well as concepts of style, linguistics, and mechanics. Where writing is concerned, I have worked on countless argumentative and analytical essays in advanced English courses. I have also edited and reviewed numerous papers and film scripts in my time as a media professional and bring relevant experience to the table regarding checking elements of grammar and syntax.

My expertise in digital media stems from my start as a hobbyist nearly eight years ago who was simply looking to have fun. I am now able to effectively utilize several programs including, but not limited to, the Adobe Creative Cloud and AVID Media Composer to create stunning visual effects and impactful short films. My knowledge of Photoshop covers using multiple layers and groups, masking, blending modes, customizing filters, and constructing basic-level to advanced workflow. Similarly, in Premiere Pro and Media Composer, I can help students go from the basics of non-linear timeline techniques to maximizing productivity like experts.

Between my positions at The Princeton Review, Chegg, and Varsity Tutors, I have had experience teaching K-12, college, and adults, so I would be more than happy to accommodate students in any age range. As far as my approach to teaching goes, I conduct sessions in the manner I see most beneficial to students. My tutoring style is based on guiding students to answers rather than doing the work for them and then explaining how to do it. For example, instead of giving students the exact method of solving a certain problem, I encourage them to find the answer using the tools and knowledge they already possess.

Throughout numerous sessions, I have found that encouraging guidance yields confidence in students' abilities. This way, each student learns at their own pace and retains the information much longer. The end goal of my teaching is to instill a sense of confidence in the student so that they may feel ready to tackle the coursework ahead of them.

I look forward to hearing from you about setting up a session!

Aayaam’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, Film Studies

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 31

ACT Reading: 32

Hobbies

Reading, spending time with friends, analyzing video games, and exercising

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

American Literature

College Application Essays

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Writing

Other

Photoshop

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Writing