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I have taught the essentials of Accounting in a class such as the importance of a ledger. I emphasize careful attention to the different lines and facts in a problem. I start with teaching how to look at pay checks and personal budget making. I feel I can tutor this subject.
Reading is an essential component of this test. Reading consists of understanding the test and interpreting it. I usually tutor students by teaching the elements of the test such as the main idea. In addition I teach context in order to find the meaning of unknown vocabulary.
The purpose of ACT Science is to have a general understanding of Science concepts. It is also essential to understand what is in a scientific paragraph and to draw conclusions. I assist students' general understanding of concepts in Science and draw conclusions.
I have taught many students with ADD/ADHD. I use different approaches such as relaxation techniques, clues to concentrate and much more. I have a credential in special education, which authorizes me to teach students with learning handicaps such as ADD/ADHD.I have a credentialed Special Education Teacher and I have worked with ADD/ADHD students.
This test is taken by people entering the Airforce. It is very similar to other tests necessary to enter the Armed Forces. It consists of high school level knowledge in different areas. I have taught test taking and study skills and I have taught different subjects in high school. I feel I can tutor this subject.
American History is an ingredient in understanding today's United States. I will concentrate on tutoring different time periods in American History and their relevance to today. I strongly encourage critical thinking and reading of historical resources.
I have a BA and I have majored in Anthropology. I specialize in cultural Anthropology. I have traveled and studied different cultures.
I studied Anthropology in college. This subject is part of anthropology. I studied different life forms such as China Man. I also studied the concept of bipedalism I feel I can tutor this subject.
I have studied Art History including styles as Arts and Craft, Impressionism, etc. In addition, I belong to several art museums and attend many exhibits.
I have had several students with various degrees of this disability. I usually build on their strong points such as interests and then expand into more difficult areas of learning such as how to deal with change. As a Special Education teacher, I have had students with this disability. I also have a nephew with this disability.
This test is essential for men and women desiring to join the Armed Forces. In my tutoring of this test I emphasize tutoring of problem-solving skills, recognizing important facts and a general understanding of a concept.
I have worked with students with Autism as a Special Education teacher. I work with setting up routines such as putting pictures near a schedule. Some more verbal students can learn by repetition.
I have studied several facets of ballroom dancing, both in theory and practice. I have learned different dances such as the Waltz and I have worked with students on those dances. I have assisted students in understanding the fundamentals of ballroom dancing. I feel I can tutor the subject.
The Bar Exam prepares people for a career in law. I assist people by tutoring them in understanding paragraphs and drawing conclusions related to legal cases.. I also assist with study skills and habits since this exam is a culmination of what was learned previously. I have tutored many students in legal concepts and how to interpret cases. I took classes in law in college such as a class in Blacks and the law. As a Teacher in Special Education, I have dealt with legal issues regarding parents rights and procedural safe guards. I have studied many real life cases and I have assisted students with interpreting cases and applying legal concepts to cases. For instance, I assisted a student in interpreting Brown V. The Board of Education. I feel I can tutor this subject. I have also assisted students in summarizing learned materials in Law School.
I have studied comparative bible studies to other religions. I have also learned to interpret different passage by reading commentary. I have tutored students in bible studies and I feel I am competent in this subject.
I studied plant life as part of Biology in a Swiss private high school. I also have several plant books. I have done some gardening. I feel I can be successfully tutoring the basics of this subject.
I am a credentialed teacher of students with visual impairments and I have a MA in that field. I am a Braille user and I have taught Braille. I am able to teach grade 1, grade 2, Spanish braille and Nemeth Code (braille in Math).
As part of economics, I studied the principles of business. I have my own business and I therefore understand the basics of business. I feel I can assist students with tutoring the basics of business including business ethics.
I worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for several years. I have assisted students with career choices and ways to achieve those careers. I strongly believe that a good career exploration program starts in Junior High and High School.
As a teacher, I took the CBEST and passed it. I am very good at the reading and writing portion of the test and I can tutor the test including math.
CFA is the test Financial Planners and Accountants have to take to be certified in their field. I have passed accounting and I have tutored students in test taking strategies. I have taken some classes and workshops in financial planning. I, for instance, tutored a student in working towards his accounting exam. My mother taught me the components of financial planning, which I have imparted in a class for my high school students. I am well aware of financial trends: stocks and Bonds, etc. I feel I can tutor this subject.
CLAST is a test to measure academic skills among college students in community colleges. I have taught test taking techniques and study skills. I have tutored college students in basic academic subjects such as reading comprehension. I feel I can tutor this subject.
I have assisted students in choosing college majors and courses, while working for the Department of Rehabilitation. I feel that students should choose majors wisely, so that they can get employment afterwards. However, I do not believe that students cannot combine necessity with interests. I also worked with high school students on making up credits and working with them in course selection.
This is a high school test to measure outcomes. I have taught subjects in high school. I have also tutored high school students in all types of subjects. In addition, I teach test taking strategies and study skills and organization. I, for instance, tutored a high school student in taking an end of the year exam. I feel I can tutor this test.
Criminal Justice is important to understand. I usually concentrate on teaching concepts. I also teach study skills and organization. In addition, I tutor interpretation of different materials. I concentrate on real cases as presented by the students. I have read about many real criminal cases. I teach about personal safety. I also have some familiarity regarding characteristics of criminal behavior. I, myself, was a victim of violent crime, and I would like to help others not fall into the same trap. I have tutored and taught students who unfortunately were part of the criminal justice system. I also have attended many meetings about crime prevention. I, for instance, assisted a friend in recognizing risky behaviors attracting crime. I also studied profiling: its advantages and limits. I feel I can tutor this subject easily.
I have a teaching credential in teaching students with learning disabilities and I have taught students with learning handicaps for at least 4 years. I adapt my tutoring to every students. The method of teaching someone auditory deficits is different from teaching someone with a visual deficit. I believe in a multi sensory approach.
Ecology is one of the main subjects in science. I have explained the concepts of ecology to students such as global warming, etc. I feel I can tutor this subject.
I have studied and taught the basics of economics as part of my history and social studies background. I feel I can tutor ecomomics to students and its relationship to history and social studies.
Elementary education from an early age on is the building block upon which all further knowledge is built. I have taught small children in subjects such as writing, reading, counting, and much more. I have experience both with regular and special education students.
English is an important part of school. There are different components to English namely Grammar, Vocabulary and much more. I emphasize building skills in vocabulary, sentence structure and other grammar. I tutor English by teaching students to use what they already know and deducing the rest. I also strongly believe in dictionary use.
I am multi lingual myself. I have taught English to foreign and limited English speaking students. I usually simplify terms and explain words with simpler words.
European History is one of the foundations upon which American History is built. In my tutoring I emphasize important events in Europe, their relationship to each other and their influence on the world.
I have worked with students on principles of fitness and I have discussed the elements of being fit such as a healthy life style and diet. I feel I can tutor this subject.
Many students are taking the GED as adults. GED measures the general knowledge of students regarding high school subjects. I usually assist students in understanding general concepts and apply problem solving skills. In the English portion I teach how to analyze paragraphs. I also teach vocabulary and grammar. In History I tutor in general concepts and specific events as well as its influences on the world today.
I have studied several courses in general music and I have assisted my classmates in understanding the general concepts and genres of music. I, for instance, specialize in Ethnomusicology and music genres of different countries such as Sitar music from India. I feel I can tutor this subject.
Genetics is important to understand in order to understand human development. Mendel was one of the greatest Scientist dealing with Genetics. I have studied Genetics. I, for instance, have studied differences between dominant and recessive genes and genetic conditions and illnesses both in high school, college and in professional development classes. I have worked with students on understanding genetic conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa off and on while teaching students with special needs. I also have talked to parents about genetic conditions of their children such as students with Battens Disease. I definitely can tutor students in the fundamentals of Genetics.
Geography is an important subjects since it teaches the location of countries, cities and much more. I usually emphasize concepts with students such as map reading, etc.
I speak, read and write German fluently as I grew up in Switzerland. I teach foreign languages in a very practical way. I believe in as much immersion as possible.
Grammar is an essential part of any language. I believe in tutoring correct Grammar as it is expected in the professional world to speak correctly. I believe in Grammar games especially with younger children.
There are many components to the GRE. Test-taking strategies is the most important one. I actively teach test taking strategies and critical reading and thinking.
Hard Of Hearing
As a Teacher of students with special needs, I have taught students with all types of disabilities including hearing and speech impaired. I have assisted students with speech impediments to form words. I feel I can tutor students with speech and hearing impediments.
ISEE is the Entrance Exam for independent schools. I have a good knowledge of all elementary subjects. I have taught elementary, junior High and High school students in different subjects. I, for instance tutored an elementary school student, enrolled in a private school in elementary subjects. I feel I can tutor this subject. In addition, I have tutored test taking techniques to various students.
There are many facets to the study of law. I have tutored students how to distinguish essential facts of a case from nonessential facts.
I always was a good student of philosophy. Logic is an integral part of philosophy. I can tutor the concepts of logic.
Students going to law school need to pass this test. Logic and the ability to interpret difficult material are essential. I tutor by going through practice tests and working through difficult texts.
I have sold many things at fundraisers. I also have taken different seminars in marketing and I have done telemarketing. I learned how to market things to different audiences. I am well aware of techniques of marketing. I feel I can tutor this subject.
MCAT is the entrance exam for medical school. Much of the test consists of reading and understanding critical passages and answering questions logically. I have provided teaching and tutoring in those fields. I tutored several students in reading and understanding passages and how to answer questions logically. I come from a physician's family and know many medical terms. I also studied Latin and classical Greek, on which many medical terms are based. In addition, I have tutored students in medical terminology. I feel I can tutor this subject. As a former vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, I had to determine people's ability to benefit from services. All my clients had different medical conditions. I took several in-service trainings in understanding medical conditions, their prognoses and implications on people's functioning. I, for instance, taught students, ready to go into the medical field about different conditions, their symptoms and outcomes. I also assisted students in schools to understand their own eye conditions.
I studied music history including Ethnomusicology. I feel, I can tutor that subject. I studied the different periods in music and the different genres.
Music Theory is important to learn in order to have a good understanding of music and the factors involved in playing music. I have taught Music Theory such as different scales. I, for instance, have taught a person how to listen and differentiate sounds. I, myself, distinguish sounds rather than look at notes.
I have a very good grasp of medical terminology, as I have taught test-taking techniques and study skills. I have also assisted people in finding the essential elements in any study materials. I have had some background in health related topics and have worked with people to tutor the concepts of this test. As a Special Education Teacher, I often work with nurses and other health care professionals. I have an excellent understanding of nursing procedures and different illnesses and conditions. My Father was a Physician and I learned even more from him.
I tutor students in nursing by explaining concepts and how different forces in the body work together. I also assist students to understand the material.
I have studied nutrition for myself. I have worked with others to work out good menus with all the food groups. I feel I can tutor this subject.
I studied Pharmacology. If I do not know a term I look it up in the dictionary. I feel I can tutor this subject based on my knowledge and my ability to find the right information. I studied different conditions and what medications are given.
Much of people's thinking patterns are built on philosophy. I have worked with students on studying different philosophies such as Greek philosophy.
Phonics is the study of sounds and sound combinations, essential to a good reading program. I have taught phonics both as a school teacher in special education and as a Tutor. I feel I can teach phonics competently.
Physical Science is related to other sciences. It is important to understand Physical Science in Geogrphy and Ecology. I have tutored people different aspects of physical science.
I myself took this test to become a Teacher and I have passed it. I feel I can assist others to take that test by tutoring them. I took the Social Studies portion of this test myself, but I can also tutor other portions such as reading and writing.
Proof reading is an important skill to have. Papers often are written sloppily. I have always encouraged my students to proofread their papers.
I have done some public speaking myself. I have taken classes in speech and public speaking and I have assisted people in writing speeches. I feel I can tutor this subject.
Reading is one of the most important elements of education. I tutor reading as a tool to understand material and as a joy of reading books.
I have a good background in History and English. I can tutor many test strategies to take this test. I have taught English and Social Studies.
I am well versed in religion and religions of the world. I studied different religious texts. I feel I could tutor the basics of religion.
Reading is an important part of the SAT. I have seen too many times students reading words without understanding them. I strongly encourage students to understand what they are reading and come to conclusions. I also tutor vocabulary skills.
Writing is an integral part of the SAT. I believe in and have tutored students in the elements of writing such as correct sentence structure and paragraph. I also assist students in putting their thought in order and on paper.
I studied societies and human behavior as part of my Anthropology and part of my education studies. As an activist, I am very aware of society and its study. I feel I could tutor this subject.
Spanish has become essential in CA. My approach to tutor any language is to work with students on conversational skills first. Reading and writing comes later.
Special needs can encompass many types of specialized instruction. Some people even consider teaching gifted and talented students special needs. I have taught students with many different disabilities such as students with visual problems, learning disabilities, emotional programs and much more. My tutoring approach is built on the strengths of the student and filling gaps.
Speech is the main ingredient of communication. I have taught special education including students with speech problems such as students with stuttering difficulties. I am well aware of the main speech disorders. I feel I can tutor this subject.
Spelling is still an essential skill even in the age of computer spellchecks. I tutor spelling by teaching spelling rules when ever possible. I also believe in fun games such as mini spelling games.
In my career as a Teacher and Tutor, I emphasized study skills and organization. I feel that good study habits are the foundation upon which a good tutoring program is built. An unorganized student without the know how of studying, will have great difficulties with any subject.
This test is an academic entrance exam into nursing school. There is a very strong verbal portion in that test. I've had many inservice trainings with medical content as a Vocational rehabilitation counselor, and I have taught different aspects of test-taking as well (including many different logic, verbal and problem solving skills). I also have extensive knowledge of medical terminology through my work and experiences.
I have studied the basics of Theater and film and I have tutored those basics to students.
Vocabulary is important both in the world of work and leisure. I teach vocabulary by breaking down words into their roots. I also teach vocabulary in conjunction with reading texts and context. Finally, I believe in dictionary skills.
World history is an integral part of our world: past, present and future. I believe in tutoring events and assisting students with reading historical sources.
Writing is an important skill to have in life. I believe in teaching the essentials of writing and exposing students to different writing styles.
I studied zoology as part of science in a prestige high school in Switzerland. I also have read books studying animal behavior. I feel I can tutor the fundamentals of zoology.