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Darby B.

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Hi! I was a Ph.D. student in Political Science who left with a M.A. after being a Teaching Assistant for three years. As a TA, I consistently received outstanding evaluations and was twice commended by the Dean of Social Sciences, so I know how to connect with students and explain things in a way you can understand. I am a very patient person as long as you work with me, and I think that that's half the battle of being a good teacher. Too often teachers forget what it was like not to know their subject. They've been doing it so long, they start to think of students who don't immediately understand what it took them years to learn as dumb, rather than as in need of guidance. I hate that.

I have a M.A. and a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in History, and have been published in three magazines, so I can teach political science/government, history, and writing. I also received a 34 on my ACT and over 1400 on both the SAT and the GRE (6.0 in Writing), so I am comfortable teaching each of those tests, both math and reading.

I also think everyone deserves a good education, so I would be willing to consider substantially lowering my rate for those who go to disadvantaged schools (I will find a way to measure this).

Good luck in your search!

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Trinity University
Political Science
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Trinity University (Political Science)

University of Washington (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darby will travel within 1 miles of San Francisco, CA 94110.


About Darby

Hi! I was a Ph.D. student in Political Science who left with a M.A. after being a Teaching Assistant for three years. As a TA, I consistently received outstanding evaluations and was twice commended by the Dean of Social Sciences, so I know how to connect with students and explain things in a way you can understand. I am a very patient person as long as you work with me, and I think that that's half the battle of being a good teacher. Too often teachers forget what it was like not to know their subject. They've been doing it so long, they start to think of students who don't immediately understand what it took them years to learn as dumb, rather than as in need of guidance. I hate that.

I have a M.A. and a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in History, and have been published in three magazines, so I can teach political science/government, history, and writing. I also received a 34 on my ACT and over 1400 on both the SAT and the GRE (6.0 in Writing), so I am comfortable teaching each of those tests, both math and reading.

I also think everyone deserves a good education, so I would be willing to consider substantially lowering my rate for those who go to disadvantaged schools (I will find a way to measure this).

Good luck in your search!

Education

Trinity University
Political Science
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Trinity University (Political Science)

University of Washington (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of San Francisco, CA 94110

Darby’s Subjects

English:
Proofreading
Corporate Training:
Proofreading

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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