Though currently carrying a 4.0 GPA, I wasn't always a good student. As someone who has seen the high costs of high school slacking and made a full recovery in my college career, I can offer key perspective to students who aren't living up to their potentials. I know what it takes to get it together, and can help them get there without seeming patronizing because I know exactly what it's like to be in their shoes.
Most of my students are remedial, but I also love working with gifted and talented students, either finding ways to engage them in day-to-day schoolwork or helping to provide an extra challenge.
My introduction to tutoring was through my first college in Las Vegas, in their peer tutoring program. At the time I was exploring a number of different majors, and took classes from Fencing to French to Middle Eastern Dance. I continued tutoring as I moved to Southern California and eventually went back to school, first for Psychology and then for Bioengineering. Over my various schools and majors, I've studied a broad range of subjects, including six languages (currently I'm working on Arabic). My plan is to move from a degree in bioengineering into medical school, and I'm considering becoming a surgeon.
My most-requested subjects are test preps, mainly ASVAB, SAT, and GED. I've also done quite a bit of high-school math, and K-12 reading and writing. I'm a patient but enthusiastic tutor, providing a gently structured environment for students to thrive. I love teaching, and I do my best to engage students' natural curiosity in whatever subject I'm presenting. At the heart of my approach is fostering vital student skills which will help the student move on from my tutelage a more confident and independent scholar.
In addition to traditional face-to-face tutoring, I also offer scheduled and as-needed remote tutoring at a reduced hourly rate. This can be a great option for students who need less oversight, are located outside my travel area, or have a smaller budget. Email me for more information about this approach.
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