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Genevieve P.

Friendly and Knowledgable Math, Writing, & SAT Tutor

Berkeley, CA (94709)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I have been tutoring students of varying ages and skill level for the past ten years, in addition to coaching and instructing both young people and adults in a variety of activities. I have always enjoyed academia and relish in the opportunity to help others, be it students, peers, or my elders, develop and hone new skills.

My tutoring experience includes acting as an SAT (Math, Verbal, and Writing) Instructor for Kaplan, Inc., tutoring high school students in several subjects of math (mainly Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 & 2), assisting elementary-aged students in general studies and homework help, and tutoring my classmates in history and professional writing/proof-reading while I was in college. I've also worked as a counselor, sports coach, and sailing instructor at a Texas summer camp for the past three summers, and I current serve as a re-building volunteer in New Orleans, a role in which I interact with visiting volunteers from age 16 to 80 and instruct them in general construction, carpentry, and painting skills.

I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Architecture and a B.A. in Philosophy in the spring of 2010. I am well-versed in Adobe Design Software (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), and can instruct and assist with those programs, in addition to drawing, sketching, and drafting (hand and computer). My Philosophy background also gives me experience with analytical thinking, reading, and writing, and I am happy to tutor in areas involving those as well.

My past instructors, fellow educators, and students, have told me I am very relatable and connect easily with my students. I aim to create an easy-going environment that presents material from the student's perspective and identifies the misunderstanding in a concept rather than in a particular problem. I enjoying helping young people achieve their academic goals and look forward to assisting you or your student!

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Genevieve’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Business, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet, Track & Field
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Business:
Business, Marketing, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture, Drawing, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Photography
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Adobe InDesign

I was trained in Adobe InDesign during my architectural coursework in pursuit of my Bachelor of Science in Architecture. I have used the program extensively to make presentations, portfolios, and graphic design materials. I have also worked as a marketing and design intern, utilizing InDesign as one of my primarily tools to create posters, flyers, digital advertisements, and business cards.

Adobe Photoshop

I have a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, and as a graduate of this design-based program, I have taken many courses that have both taught and required the utilization of Adobe Photoshop and its Creative Suite affiliates. I have produced countless drawings, diagrams, and architectural renderings by way of Photoshop that have led to a 3.9 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA in my undergraduate work. I have a portfolio of architectural work that showcases my Photoshop abilities available for view if desired.

Further, I have worked as a photographer at both a regional publication and a summer camp, and in these roles, have utilized Photoshop to alter and edit my digital work. Further still, I interned in the Design and Production Department of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, where I used Photoshop in assisting the Head Lighting Designer with renderings and other visual production. I do freelance work in graphic design and portfolio making, and a sample of my photographic and visual work can be viewed online by request.

Photography

I have worked as a photographer for a summer camp since 2010, taking between 300 and 1000 photographs every day and editing and uploading all photos to a master website. This work required a combination of sport, event, and portrait photography. I have also done personal work in architectural and landscape photography. I have experience working with digital SLR, polaroid, and film (35 mm and 120 mm) cameras.

Writing

I am a former Kaplan tutor for the SAT, including the SAT writing section, and I have assisted students and peers in organizing, revising, and proofreading their papers throughout my high school and collegiate careers. I have a B.A. in Philosophy and received a 4.0 in my studies, which involved writing several different types of papers. I have also written for a DC-area magazine and was the web-journalist for a Texas summer camp. Currently, I help young professionals edit their resumes and cover letters, and I am assisting a non-profit start-up in the writing and editing of its formal documents.

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Education

University of Maryland, College Park

Lovely, patient! My daughter loves Genevieve. She is very patient, is very thorough in her explanations. She will keep explaining problems until your child understands. ...

— Ann from Walnut Creek, CA on 12/9/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Genevieve will travel within 15 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709.

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