While in high school, I applied for and was accepted into six universities. I had a college counselor who mentored me, and have been informed on what top qualities college admissions are looking for. With this knowledge and strategy planning, I have successfully assisted previous students to get into universities such as UCLA and UC Berkeley.
I have experience tutoring children from kindergarten, up through eighth grade. We have covered all elementary subjects, including math, history, spelling, language arts, and more. I start with a pre-assessment test, then tailor a lesson plan to suit the needs of each student. I believe my dedication to helping students find confidence and joy in learning makes me a positive influence as well as a qualified tutor at any grade level.
I have taken a linguistic course in college, where I studied phonetics. I also have experience teaching a child phonics. We covered an entire workbook on the subject. I found the mastering of phonics to be instrumental in his progress in the subjects of spelling and reading. I encourage students struggling in English subjects to study the pronunciation of words, to help them sound out words and gain confidence in their own ability to master the English language.
I was a peer health educator at my university for two years. Part of my internship work including facilitating 60-90 minute presentations with an average attendance of 20-60 people. In my volunteer work for Relay For Life (a fundraising program for cancer research), I organized weekly meetings for 30+ team captains. I also presented awards at our Relay event, in front of an audience of over 500 people.
I have experience tutoring children to help improve their reading comprehension. As an avid reader, I try to encourage my students to try and find excitement for the written word. I believe allowing children read a mixture of different genres will help them find what speaks to them.
I have taken an SAT prep course while enrolled in high school. I received a score of 630 when I took the SAT, which is in the 87 percentile. I also have experience assisting peers in preparing for the SAT test. I helped a girl to achieve a 110-point improvement upon her second attempt of the test.
I have roughly 20 years of experience engaging with the Spanish language. I learned Spanish at a very early age, because I am part of a Cuban heritage. My grandmother struggles with English, so she taught me to communicate with her in her native language. Also, I was enrolled in the Spanish Honors courses in high school, for advanced students like myself. I took an upper level Spanish course in college as well. I continue to practice my language skills weekly, in tutoring a young man and conversing with my grandma while I am visiting her.
Upon graduation from my primary education, I received an award for excellence in spelling. I have a year's experience in teaching spelling to students. Also, I have numerous academic workbooks that can serve as helpful resources to my students.
I have years of experience writing scholarly essays. I successfully completed multiple college courses in academic writing. I also have experience tutoring in this subject. I have helped a young boy to improve his writing skills by two grade levels in just a few short months. The encouragement and a positive attitude, provided by a tutor such as myself, are essential to raising a child's confidence in writing.