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Hannah T.

Palo Alto, CA

$180/hr

Stanford Pre-law Alum: ISEE/SAT; Admissions consultant; AP US/Euro

Background check passed as of 10/9/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Stanford Pre-law Alum: ISEE/SAT; Admissions consultant; AP US/Euro

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Hello and welcome!

I recently earned a B.A. in American studies with a concentration in law, government, and political policy in American society, June 2011 from Stanford University. I am a happy alum of Castilleja School, having attended from 6th through 12th grade. I tutor professionally, adore working with children and adolescents, and aspire to get my J.D. someday.

After graduation, I have had four years of experience tutoring for K-12 and college students in the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP English Language and Composition; ESL English; mathematics (pre-algebra, algebra 1), AP U.S. and AP European History, study skills and organization, science (all levels until 10th grade), and conversational and written Chinese for high-schoolers. I do admissions consulting and essay writing for elementary, middle, and high school applications to prestigious schools, as well as during college applications. As a pre-law graduate, I love obsessing over semantics, critiquing and proofreading meticulously, and perfecting each important aspect of writing. My objective is to help students discover their unique voice and articulate their dreams and ideas.

I was a National Merit Scholar and received perfect scores (5) on the AP English, AP European History, AP Calculus, and AP U.S. History exams. My SAT Verbal was an 800. Testimonials from clients, many of whom are top Silicon Valley tech executives, investors, professors, and entrepreneurs, are available. They rave about my role in their child's achievement of an average of 1-2 letter grade improvements and growth in intellectual excitement and confidence. Most students improve rapidly in the first one to two months of tutoring, relishing their fun, highly focused sessions.

I enjoy honing study skills, time management, and to-do lists using organization websites {www.toodledo.com or www.asana.com}. I coach students on how to overcome procrastination and performance anxiety, and execute a schedule for admissions application essays, papers, and projects through strict, hard deadlines due in tutoring.

I am also bilingual in Chinese, having grown up in a first-generation family, assisted on Mandarin interpretation at Stanford Law School's Immigrants' Rights Clinic, taught ESL students from China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, taught Chinese to non-native speakers, and communicated extensively over WeChat in Chinese text and voice mails. I've been a bilingual life coach and academic consultant for clients emigrating from Asia and acculturating to the new educational system in Palo Alto, Woodside, and Atherton. I am comfortable with speaking 100% in Chinese with families, as well as explicating and translating writing, textbooks, and ISEE/SSAT/PSAT/ACT/SAT English vocabulary using www.Baidu.Com and Google Translate. I also make Quizlet flashcards in both simplified and traditional Chinese to facilitate the amasssing of English vocabulary in a short time. My specialty is coaching test prep in English and Chinese using my Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots obtained from 4 years of Latin instruction at Castilleja.

I have tutored students from private and public schools in Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Belmont. I maintain very congenial relationships with my undergraduate and law professors, faculty, founders, and colleagues at Stanford, Castilleja, and Slice, a mobile startup backed by Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and recently acquired by Rakuten.

During Stanford, I have had experience assisting classmates across subjects, coordinating study groups and review sessions, organizing exam outlines for eclectic subjects, as well as conducting research for professors. Studying for finals *can* be fun! At Castilleja, I enjoyed assisting in the humanities, history, math, and science. I love helping classmates and friends achieve a mastery of a subject and bolster their intellect, passion for studying, and tests.

My goal is to inspire the student to love learning and to empower them with confidence. I was fortunate to have passionate instructors who inspired and transformed me by causing me to fall in love with their subjects, and I hope to do the same for your child! Schedule a free meeting about my pedagogical strategy, my test prep experience, and my goals for your child in the most formative years, where every second makes a difference. Email me today!

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Microbiology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling, IELTS, ISEE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
Chinese,
College Counseling, Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I work as a technical recruiter for startups, including Slice Technologies, founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors. As such, I deal with a volume of resumes and am well equipped to translate my skills into helping counsel people doing their job search. I also am extremely well connected in the tech world, due to my Stanford engineering connections, as well as my friendship with the Stanford Career Services office. As such, I feel I would be an excellent career development tutor.

Chinese

I grew up in a First generation Chinese-speaking household and have taught Mandarin Chinese to high school juniors through my previous tutoring agency. Recently, I have been assisting my friend translate her film into Mandarin Chinese with subtitles for improved public access.

I still speak Chinese with my parents and relatives and have retained fluency of the language and love its melodic tones. I find great joy in teaching Chinese.

Criminal Justice

I took 5 Stanford undergraduate courses in law including the Death Penalty and the law, as well as Policy and the Law. I wrote my final papers on wrongful convictions and DNA exonerations, and am extremely passionate about criminal justice.

I also performed legal research for Professor Lawrence Marshall at Stanford Mills' Clinic. He was one of the earliest wrongful conviction/innocence project founders and proponents. I would be excited to tutor this based on experience, research, and passion for the subject!

Elementary (K-6th)

I attended a rigorous elementary school, Challenger School before Castilleja School in Palo Alto. During Challenger, we underwent daily morning drills in math, spelling, grammar, language arts, social studies, and science. Challenger successfully imparted foundational skills that led to my success in junior high.

At my previous agency, I have had two years of experience working with K-6th graders in the Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos, and Portola Valley districts. I have expertise in diverse subjects including math, English, science, and social studies, and my goal is to inspire the child to embrace learning, achieve a solid foundation in subjects including spelling and math, and solidify their organizational and study skills.

I love children and cultivate the most fun, supportive learning environment as possible. I use visual, audio, and kinesthetic teaching techniques, and employ flash cards, such as Quizlet, and mnemonics to help the students learn basic vocabulary and mathematics, as well as grammar.
It would be a pleasure to teach K-6th and impart to them all the knowledge and study habits I acquired from my K-6th experience.

Microsoft Windows

As an American Studies major, I frequently use Microsoft Windows applications - Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. I also worked for two startups in 2012 and 2013 so am very fluent with technology. I also worked for Stanford Law school Office of Career Services, and so used Excel and Word extensively when collating all the admissions packet information for aspiring clerkships applicants.

I feel I could tutor this subject very confidently due to experience from college and startup /Law School work.

Piano

I played the piano competitively for 14 years at one of the top Bay Area studios and performed at the Junior Bach Festival, US Open Piano Competition, San Francisco Young Pianist Competition, among other venues. I also took piano classes at Stanford as an undergrad.

Political Science

I took political science as a freshman and sophomore at Stanford, as part of the university requirements for my American Studies program. My individually designed concentration was "Government, policy, and the law," which included many higher-division political science courses. I was a political science major for one and a half years before changing to American Studies.

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects.

As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects.

In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities.

I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."

Stanford University
American Studies

Education

Stanford University (American Studies)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $180.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Special pricing for 5 hour and 10 hour lessons using the WyzAnt package discounts (5% to 15%.) Special group session rate per student. Phone or in-person consultation is complimentary.

Travel policy

Hannah will travel within 6 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94306.


About Hannah

Hello and welcome!

I recently earned a B.A. in American studies with a concentration in law, government, and political policy in American society, June 2011 from Stanford University. I am a happy alum of Castilleja School, having attended from 6th through 12th grade. I tutor professionally, adore working with children and adolescents, and aspire to get my J.D. someday.

After graduation, I have had four years of experience tutoring for K-12 and college students in the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP English Language and Composition; ESL English; mathematics (pre-algebra, algebra 1), AP U.S. and AP European History, study skills and organization, science (all levels until 10th grade), and conversational and written Chinese for high-schoolers. I do admissions consulting and essay writing for elementary, middle, and high school applications to prestigious schools, as well as during college applications. As a pre-law graduate, I love obsessing over semantics, critiquing and proofreading meticulously, and perfecting each important aspect of writing. My objective is to help students discover their unique voice and articulate their dreams and ideas.

I was a National Merit Scholar and received perfect scores (5) on the AP English, AP European History, AP Calculus, and AP U.S. History exams. My SAT Verbal was an 800. Testimonials from clients, many of whom are top Silicon Valley tech executives, investors, professors, and entrepreneurs, are available. They rave about my role in their child's achievement of an average of 1-2 letter grade improvements and growth in intellectual excitement and confidence. Most students improve rapidly in the first one to two months of tutoring, relishing their fun, highly focused sessions.

I enjoy honing study skills, time management, and to-do lists using organization websites {www.toodledo.com or www.asana.com}. I coach students on how to overcome procrastination and performance anxiety, and execute a schedule for admissions application essays, papers, and projects through strict, hard deadlines due in tutoring.

I am also bilingual in Chinese, having grown up in a first-generation family, assisted on Mandarin interpretation at Stanford Law School's Immigrants' Rights Clinic, taught ESL students from China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, taught Chinese to non-native speakers, and communicated extensively over WeChat in Chinese text and voice mails. I've been a bilingual life coach and academic consultant for clients emigrating from Asia and acculturating to the new educational system in Palo Alto, Woodside, and Atherton. I am comfortable with speaking 100% in Chinese with families, as well as explicating and translating writing, textbooks, and ISEE/SSAT/PSAT/ACT/SAT English vocabulary using www.Baidu.Com and Google Translate. I also make Quizlet flashcards in both simplified and traditional Chinese to facilitate the amasssing of English vocabulary in a short time. My specialty is coaching test prep in English and Chinese using my Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots obtained from 4 years of Latin instruction at Castilleja.

I have tutored students from private and public schools in Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Belmont. I maintain very congenial relationships with my undergraduate and law professors, faculty, founders, and colleagues at Stanford, Castilleja, and Slice, a mobile startup backed by Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and recently acquired by Rakuten.

During Stanford, I have had experience assisting classmates across subjects, coordinating study groups and review sessions, organizing exam outlines for eclectic subjects, as well as conducting research for professors. Studying for finals *can* be fun! At Castilleja, I enjoyed assisting in the humanities, history, math, and science. I love helping classmates and friends achieve a mastery of a subject and bolster their intellect, passion for studying, and tests.

My goal is to inspire the student to love learning and to empower them with confidence. I was fortunate to have passionate instructors who inspired and transformed me by causing me to fall in love with their subjects, and I hope to do the same for your child! Schedule a free meeting about my pedagogical strategy, my test prep experience, and my goals for your child in the most formative years, where every second makes a difference. Email me today!

Education

Stanford University
American Studies

Education

Stanford University (American Studies)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Special pricing for 5 hour and 10 hour lessons using the WyzAnt package discounts (5% to 15%.) Special group session rate per student. Phone or in-person consultation is complimentary.

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94306

Hannah’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Microbiology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling, IELTS, ISEE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
Chinese,
College Counseling, Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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