To tutor for the Math portion of the ACT, I would use past released test items as practice questions so the student could get accustomed to their wording and get comfortable with the testing format. We would discuss strategies such as how to guess effectively and pacing. My main goal other than to help the student understand the material better would be to help the student feel more confident so he or she can feel as comfortable as possible on the test day.
I have experience educating students with ADD/ADHD. The first two students I ever tutored while I was still in high school both had ADHD.
After that, in a more professional setting at multiple high schools and at Upward Bound's Summer Academy, I educated several students with these challenges.
Just like any other student, ADD/ADHD students just need an educator who is patient enough to learn their needs and the flexibility to roll with their rhythm.
I have taught and tutored Algebra I in several schools to a very diverse population of students of a multitude of backgrounds and abilities.
Algebra is my favorite math subject to educate students in and I always have a blast doing so. This usually results in my students having a decent time as well. Some of them actually smile and laugh. Yes, can you believe it?
Just like Algebra I, I have taught and tutored Algebra II in several schools to a very diverse population of students of a multitude of backgrounds and abilities.
The students I have tutored have experienced a huge boost in test grades and confidence!
Algebra is my favorite math subject to educate students in. In fact, I can all but guarantee my students will smile and laugh at least once per session while learning and gaining more confidence in algebra!
I have worked closely with students with Aspergers while teaching and tutoring. To me, these students just need an educator with the creativity to think of a project the student will truly love to engage in and use that as part of the lesson at hand. As long as the project promotes motivation in the student, then the lesson will be learned! For example, if the child was really into Origami but needed to learn 10 vocabulary words I would allow him or her to teach me a couple of foldings per word he or she spelled/defined correctly. The best part is that this could be as fun for the tutor as it is for the student!
I would love the opportunity to help a student prepare for the test that determines armed services eligibility!
To tutor for this I would utilize sample test questions to help the student get comfortable with the test format and question wording. I would also show the student how the test is scored and using that information the student and I would discuss and practice test taking strategies to optimize scores.
Biology is a fun topic that is close to my heart. For a time, I was thinking of being a eye doctor. I took a couple of biology courses in college, and they were some of my favorite classes.
I have tutored countless students in Biology. I helped students write lab reports, discuss sections in the textbook, and think critically about many aspects of the science.
I taught a Maple Program Calculus lab at WPI for a semester. This was a very rewarding experience that taught me how to explain Calculus more casually so students of any ability can learn to grasp even the most daunting of topics.
I have also tutored Calculus 1 and 2 extensively with several students, and I love it. Calculus is super powerful and it is driving many developments in our world and I love to share this excitement with my students as I teach them this wonderful subject!
I have tutored several students through my Director of Tutors position in MA two years ago and last year as an Academic Coach.
The trick to understanding chemistry is to understand the mathematical formulas behind all the topics within the subject. This combined with my expertise in study skills I can help any chemistry student feel more confident in their studies and earn higher test scores!
Having worked at Upward Bound, a college preparatory program for low income first generation students, for four summers I feel confident in counseling students on their college endeavors. I know a myriad of ways to effectively search information about colleges and anything I need more information on I can easily find out using my network of past colleagues including several academic advisors.
I have tutored elementary students in a variety of settings through my college education courses.
I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for five years to a variety of ages.
I tutored elementary math to several students, and I must say I love teaching children! They truly find wonder in all aspects of academics if the material is presented in an exciting way. I always strive to make that wonder shine through with every lesson I give!
While I was in charge of a academic success/tutoring center in a high school, I tutored countless ESL/ESOL students. While discussing the differences in our native languages we also discussed differences in our home cultures which was fascinating and thus a very rewarding experience. I would love the opportunity to help more students learn English!
In the same setting I also worked closely with the school's ESL coordinator and lead teacher. Together we advocated for the ESL students and helped many teachers educate this population of students more effectively.
I have taught and tutored Geometry in several schools to a very diverse population of students of a multitude of backgrounds and abilities. Geometry was the first subject I ever taught and as such it could be argued that I learned the most about teaching from teaching this subject. I learned to be a very flexible teacher, ready to explain topics in a myriad of ways so that a student of any ability can grasp the material.
The students I have tutored have earned higher test grades and confidence. For example I helped a D student start to earn As and Bs! Another I helped aced her final!
Through my extensive experience tutoring for the English portion of the SAT I have become very skilled at fixing and improving the grammar of my students! English is a very complex language and I welcome more opportunities to help students master this beautiful language!
Having gone to graduate school after passing the GREs, I understand the test and its demands. I would love to help someone prepare for it!
For many of my math graduate courses I depended on Microsoft Excel to utilize complicated formulas, form arguments for my longest papers, and organize my work. Being a licensed teacher, I am sure that I can help impart what I've learned onto students!
Throughout college, I used PowerPoint several times to perform presentations; in teaching, I used it to play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire; and recently, I used it personally to make business cards. I know how to use PowerPoint to do many things and I welcome the opportunity to teach a student how to be just as versatile with the program!
Throughout high school and college, I have written countless papers on Microsoft Word. I have experienced the evolution of this software and I understand how multiple versions of it work all the way from Windows 95 to the present. Being a teacher, I am fully confident in my ability to convey my knowledge onto a student who wishes to learn more about this amazing piece of software!
I have experience tutoring Prealgebra students who were very behind in their math skills. Despite feeling lost and a harboring a huge hate for math, I have found ways to turn that around and get them excited for it! I helped them forge a strong algebraic foundation filled with skills that will translate to the later Algebra I and Algebra II subjects!
I have tutored Precalculus before and it is one of my favorite subjects. This is when math starts to get powerful, in my eyes, and I would love the chance to help even more students get excited about it too.
I have helped students earn much higher grades on tests! For instance I have helped a student start earning As on her tests when before she would make several small mistakes. It's all about preparation and equipping the right attitude!
I have tutored many students in probability before and I would love the chance to do so again.
Probability can be a difficult subject. In high school probability often threw me for a loop, but I came out stronger mathematically because of the hard work I had to put into it. I know I can help a student feel more confident in this subject and I would love the chance! (Pun definitely intended!)
For four summers I taught a seminar to help students prepare for the math portion of the SAT.
To tutor for PSATs, I would use practice tests and help the student improve his or her scores. I would also teach the student all about the PSAT and SAT, how they are scored, when to guess and when to skip the question, and how to best prepare for the tests.
For four summers, I taught a seminar to help students prepare for the math portion of the SAT. During those seminars, visitors from the Princeton Review taught me the same tricks they teach their students to reach the highest score possible. So, I know all the best test taking strategies!
To tutor for the Math portion of the SAT, I would use past released test items as practice questions so the student could get accustomed to their wording and get comfortable with the testing format in addition to reviewing tested material and better understanding it. We would discuss strategies such as how and when to guess effectively and pacing. We would also discuss how these strategies best fit in with how the individual student tests. Through this, my main would be to increase a student's confidence so he or she can feel as comfortable as possible on the test day.
During the SAT prep seminars I taught in the past, visitors from the Princeton Review taught me the same tricks they teach their students to reach the highest score possible. So, I know all the best test taking strategies!
To tutor for the reading portion of the SAT, I would use past released test items as practice questions so the student could get accustomed to their wording and get comfortable with the testing format. We would discuss strategies such as how and when to guess effectively and pacing. We would also discuss how best these strategies fit in with how the individual student tests. Through this, my main goal would be to increase a student's confidence so he or she can feel as comfortable as possible on the test day.
I am a huge fan of studying via silly songs, funny images, etc. Our brains recall things more easily when they are made memorable, and this is how I became good at spelling in school. When studying, in addition to daily repetition before the day of the spelling test, I'd come up with fun ways to remember spellings. Now, as a teacher, I'd love the chance to teach a student how to do the same!
I am a licensed Mathematics Teacher with a Master's In Education. In every class I have taught, assisted, or tutored I have showed the students a multitude of methods to study effectively.
I also teach my students about the "Forgetting Curve." This helps students understand that with how the brain works naturally, one needs to review material regularly otherwise the brain deems the information not important and forgets it.
I have played Table Tennis since I was six years old. My step father taught me all he knew and from there I played very competitively with all my friends while growing up. I've also played in a few local tournaments and always won at least a couple of matches.
Using my Masters in Educaton and love of the Ping Pong, I welcome the chance to teach a player how to serve, spin, and spike!
I have tutored many students in Trigonometry. I look forward to the challenge of doing so again!
Trigonometry can be a tricky math subject. In fact, when I was in high school Trigonometry was very challenging for me. But, I rose above that challenge with hard work and dedication. I would love more students in this subject so I can help them do the same! When students fight through hard subjects such as this, that is when their brains grow the most!
My experience tutoring several SAT students on the English portion of the test has given me a robust vocabulary. This in addition to the innumerable papers I have written throughout my extensive education where I always challenged myself to find and use at least one new word on each and make the word my own for future use. All of this combined with my teaching proficiency and you have a vocabulary teacher! I’d love the chance to help more students’ vocabulary via studying for the SATs and outside of it!