I've passed the CSET General Science I and II, as well as the CSET Chemistry test. I am a tutor with 10 years of experience preparing students for university, for standardized tests, and for their own academic pursuits in mathematics, science, and English. I have been employed at a number of quality college/standardized test preparation academies since 2003. My duties included teaching classes and tutoring one on one in preparation for SAT, ISEE, AP, and SAT II Subject tests as well as counseling students regarding college and/or scholarship applications. I received a full tuition scholarship to USC as an undergraduate, and I have many years experience with students who are preparing for university. I can counsel students on the best ways to prepare themselves in the pursuit of merit-based scholarships at our nation's top universities. I'm also happy to work by Skype if you prefer.
When I am helping you or your student in a subject you find difficult, my method is to identify your roadblocks and misunderstood concepts and then to explain them in a simple, orderly way that connects to the rest of the course or subject. Many school subjects rely on fundamental concepts that make up the foundation of the future work done in those courses. If these basic ideas are never explained correctly in the first place, it is extremely difficult to be successful long-term in the class. My personal guarantee is that I will patiently and thoroughly explain concepts until you are confident in your understanding. We will build up proficiency and knowledge from there.
Here are a few more of my awards and qualifications: I was admitted to USC a year early through an academic recruitment program. I received an 800 on the math portion of both the SAT I and GRE; both my SAT I and GRE verbal scores were in the 700s; I received a perfect score on 3 out of 4 sections of the ACT. I was a National Merit Scholar. I received a dual degree from USC: a BA in English Literature and a BS in Environmental Studies with a Chemistry emphasis. I then attended the University of California at Irvine, where I received a Master of Science in Environmental Health, Science, and Policy. I have been a teacher's assistant for undergraduate courses that include Coastal Ecology, Environmental Analysis and Design, Air Pollution and Health, and Environmental Quality and Health.
I care about the future of the students I tutor because I care about the future of the nation and the environment. I believe that strengthening the education of American students in mathematics and science is crucial for the future economic health of this country and also crucial to our ability to protect the environment. I am passionate about these topics, and I believe that students who have strong math and science backgrounds will be the best prepared to innovate cleaner and greener solutions, develop new technologies, grow our economy, and lead our nation into the future.
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