Although fairly new to WyzAnt, I have privately tutored a student at every grade level (K-12) since 2007. I have a B.A. in Africana Studies with special coursework in African-American literature, sociology, and continental African studies. I minored in journalism. I also have a law degree.
Tutoring Companies I Have Worked For
I am a gifted scribe, seasoned one-on-one and group standardized test tutor, cyber grammarian, copywriter, proofreader, editor, and language arts expert. I have tutored for the following tutoring companies over the years: Ivy West, Mobile Minds, and Sure Prep Learning. I was even hired by Kaplan. Like most test-prep tutoring companies, Kaplan requires its tutors to take the SAT. I scored in the 90++ percentile for the verbal portion of the SAT and in the 80+ percentile for the math portion. I was hired, but during the two-week training period, my day job schedule changed, so I was unable to continue orientation and to ultimately tutor for them. During that period, I simply focused on my private clients.
Private School Students
I have prepped students for the verbal portion of the SAT, the SAT literature and history subject exams, the Independent School Entrance Exam, the SSAT, the HSPT (a Catholic HS Entrance Exam), and in basic English grammar, history, study skills, and organizational skill development in some of the San Francisco East Bay’s more exclusive communities: Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, Concord, Walnut Creek, and Moraga. These students typically attend private schools and are accustomed to having private tutors.
Public School Students
I have also tutored low income students in public classroom settings and privately for the verbal portion of the SAT, ACT, the California High School Exit Examination, and in reading and language arts. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to adjust it to meet their needs.
Why I Love Tutoring
My experience is vast, my students are very diverse, and I enjoy tutoring them all --from the most motivated to the least. Tutoring is very gratifying and important work and I am honored to be entrusted with this critical component of our nation's development --inspiring young minds.
Give me the opportunity to teach your child. I will teach her/him skills and strategies she/he will use for the rest of her/his academic and professional life. You will not be disappointed and your child will be empowered!
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