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Sidney C.

Los Angeles, CA

$35/hr

Ivy League Proofreader/Editor, English, Math, TOEFL + SAT + ACT Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/21/12
Usually responds in about 1 day

Ivy League Proofreader/Editor, English, Math, TOEFL + SAT + ACT Tutor

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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

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I am a versatile scheduler. Please contact me to make arrangements.

-Sid

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Linear Algebra

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.

Logic

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.

Study Skills

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.

Sidney’s Resources

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I have recently returned to WyzAnt after teaching a literature course in Hong Kong. I am presently based in Los Angeles and am looking forward to new opportunities.

New to WyzAnt! Love the site and system so far, very professional. I am looking forward to working with new students and will keep this blog up to date on my experience of working through this site.

Brown University

Education

Brown University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sidney will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.


About Sidney

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. Please contact me to make arrangements.

-Sid

Education

Brown University

Education

Brown University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046

Sidney’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Sidney’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Sidney. View all of Sidney’s resources

I have recently returned to WyzAnt after teaching a literature course in Hong Kong. I am presently based in Los Angeles and am looking forward to new opportunities.

New to WyzAnt! Love the site and system so far, very professional. I am looking forward to working with new students and will keep this blog up to date on my experience of working through this site.


Background Check Status for Sidney C.

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