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As a student who is at present pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mathematics with Teacher Certification for Grades 7-12, I am eager to share my passion for learning with those seeking academic assistance. Since graduating from Smith College, I have worked as a math and English tutor for five different organizations including the Columbia University Academic Resource Center, Blue Tomato Learning Center, Tutor Jam, Parliament Tutors, and Tutor Doctor. I have also worked for an educational consulting group in Fairfield designing computerized and paper-based standardized tests. I would love to continue helping kindergarten through university level students with their studies.
My interest in teaching was sparked by my involvement in a nonprofit organization called Let’s Get Ready during the summer of 2008. Through Let’s Get Ready, I served as an SAT math coach and college application essay editor for a class consisting of rising high school seniors from the inner-city. I discovered that in order to be an influential instructor, one must refrain from a “spoon-feeding” pedagogical technique and give lessons in a way that engages students and fosters independence in them by keeping them active. I firmly believe that a great education begins with effective communication between teachers and students. I constantly reassured my math students at Let’s Get Ready that I would not judge them for making mistakes, nor would I get impatient with them if they were struggling with the material. As a result, they felt at ease asking me questions whenever they needed certain ideas to be clarified. I can assure you that I will create an environment that is just as friendly and comfortable for any students I am asked to tutor one-on-one through WyzAnt.
I would like to help students with reading comprehension as well as applications of mathematical concepts (including number theory, translation of numerical phrases into mathematical sentences, probability, ratios, and algebraic equations) and writing rules (including punctuation, subject-verb agreement, tenses, and dangling modifiers) that are useful for the Praxis I exam. In the past, I have worked for Blue Tomato Learning Center in Lower Manhattan (September to December 2010), Parliament Tutors in New Haven (February 2011 to present), and an online web interface called TutorJam (January to May 2010) helping students prepare for standardized tests with similar subject matter including the ISEE, SSAT, SSAT, SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, and GRE.
Knows her stuff! — Aparna is a terrific math tutor. She really knows the details. My daughter has been tutored in both Geometry and Algebra 2 and we have really had a terrific experience. Highly recommend! ...
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