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After helping students with test prep, I have also helped many write college essays, understand how to choose colleges and when to apply, using all of the resources available to make sure the applications have been strong. The key to being accepted into college is providing a college with a small snapshot not only of who a student is academically, but to be sure to include interests and special information and experiences that allow the college to see how valuable the student could be as an addition to their campus. Many students struggle especially with the personal essay because it's hard to see how individual experiences can be so valuable, but everyone has a story. The key is learning how to be confident and understanding oneself enough to put it down on paper for someone else to read.
In college courses, I was advanced in speech writing, delivery, and critique. I have tutored many students in public speaking through the activity of Model United Nations. I have aided students in writing speeches, preparing before a speech, and techniques to alleviate nervousness while giving a speech. I have also helped students to critique their own performance during a speech so that each speech is an improvement upon the last.
In college, I took the sociology course and had a near perfect score. I am well-versed in sociological concepts and can aptly explain the terms, people, and examples for various sociological theories. I am also well-versed in research regarding the social studies and can assist students in finding materials for sociological research papers. With my English degree, I am able to aide a student in editing any written work for sociology while also checking for continuity between the theories, concepts, and examples provided by the student.
Study skills are the basis for improving academic performance. I rarely have a student that does not need to find an organization strategy and study schedule needing to be tailored to his/her own learning style and schedule. I learned study skills strategies while volunteering after school at an elementary school library. I also volunteered to aide other students in college with their study skills. I have assisted students from a variety of social backgrounds and learning styles in finding a compatible set of time management and study strategies.
I am a member of the International Thespian Society due to participation in numerous productions in high school. I also excelled in my Shakespeare course and have enjoyed reading, performing scenes from, writing papers on and attending numerous theatrical performances in genres from Shakespeare to modern adult drama. I can explain motifs, symbols, and Olde English language as well as help to aide students who wish to perform their own lines better for a performance.