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I am a graduate of Brown University with a concentration in philosophy and logic, a former researcher in a space sciences lab, an award-winning creative fiction writer, and a private tutor who is dedicated to effective communication. I have tutored dozens of students over the past four years through community outreach programs, mentorship companies, and in private arrangements; I have experience working with middle school students, high school students, and college students--as well as with adult learners studying for the TOEFL. In 2012 I taught English literature and SAT prep classes at schools in Hong Kong.
My specialties are essay consulting and proofreading; test prep for the SAT, TOEFL, and ACT; and English: writing, grammar, vocabulary, literature, etc. I am additionally qualified to teach a wide array of other subjects drawing on my knowledge of mathematics, history, and physics.
Finally, I have also helped many students coordinate their college applications and provide general academic guidance through study skills tutoring.
The three core elements emphasized in my teaching philosophy are:
1. Promoting Awareness and Clarity of Goals
2. Encouraging Achievement as well as Personal and Professional Development
3. Instilling Good Study Habits and Time Management Skills
I am a versatile scheduler who will work almost anywhere in Rhode Island or the Boston area.
Please contact me to make arrangements.
I have taken a linear algebra course (MATH0540) from the math department at Brown University. In addition to this course I have experience with linear algebra in mathematical physics courses, programming courses, and applied mathematics courses. I can teach this material at the level of abstract proofs or at the simpler level of numerical matrix operations you might encounter in high school. I am also familiar with Dirac's notation.
I have a degree in "Logic and the Philosophy of Science" from Brown University; thus, I have familiarity with mathematical logic as well as a general knowledge of argumentation, proof methods, rhetoric, and logical fallacies. I can teach you how to construct good arguments for papers/essays. I am also willing to work as an editor/consultant.
Working with the College Guidance Project at Brown University and at KAA Prep in Queens, I have acquired experience in teaching/promoting academic management, explaining the college admissions process, coordinating student schedules, and enforcing work completion while instilling discipline.
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