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Amie G.

Clearwater, FL

$65/hr

I can't wait to work with you.

Background check passed as of 8/29/13
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One of the top 100 tutors for WyzAnt: Awarded at 2013 year-end
I also have a few worksheets downloaded through Wyzant Files, if you would like to see what my notes are like in tutoring...

I have been tutoring wonderful students of all ages for seven years now (Wyzant since 2011). I am highly math and science oriented, but I push my students to excel in all subjects. I charge the same rate for groups or individuals – and you get your money’s worth out of every visit. I love preparing notes prior to lessons, giving and grading homework for those who need it, and devoting my free time to studying. I focus on punctuality, reliability, and preparation. Students need connection - I always edit papers and answer homework questions for free.

I was a student at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School and I received my high school diploma and Associate's in Arts simultaneously. I graduated with a 4.63 high school GPA - and carry a 3.7 overall college GPA. I have taken more than 130 college credit hours in varieties of science, computational, and math courses. I graduated from USF in December 2012 (at age 20) with my BA in chemistry/biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. I mentored for BBBS. I also volunteer for Largo Medical Center, Eckerd Community Services, CureSearch, All Children's Hospital, and The Children's Dream Foundation. I will begin medical school in fall 2015 and will not continue tutoring after that time.

My WyzAnt hours reflect only a portion of the students that I tutor throughout Pinellas County.

I am young but experienced - I have been tutoring professionally since I was 16! I tutor algebra, geometry, precalculus, and calculus often enough that I no longer need a textbook to help a student. I push mental math and steer my students away from the calculator. I also regularly prepare students for the SAT/ACT tests.

I have my own SAT/ACT worksheets that have shown results. I have developed the curriculum based on my experiences with high school students to focus on areas of weakness as well as major concepts presented in the SAT/ACT tests. With my worksheets and guidance, I have often seen improvements of at least 200 points on the SAT and 5 points on the ACT. I am proud to say that the majority of my students have increased their scores after 6+weeks of tutoring. Some have received scholarships that far outweighed the cost of tutoring.

I have experience with ESOL students, IEP’s, ADD, ADHD, and gifted children. I have many workbooks, textbooks, and k-12 supplies that I use to help reinforce education.


A little about how became a full-time tutor:

I began tutoring elementary school children when I was part of the Kiwanis Key Club in 2006. We had a program called Read and Lead where I guided a second grade class through writing assignments. I assisted the teacher as the day came to a close so that she could leave on time, and I learned what children look for in an instructor. In college I started privately tutoring three ESOL children in English and writing. I worked with them for more than five years.

As a tutor, I want most to help others appreciate how fascinating math and science are. During my sophomore year in college – my senior year in high school - my chemistry professor saw that I was helping other students with organic chemistry notes and he requested that I volunteer in the Academic Resource Commons as a tutor. During my final semester in high school I tutored adults who were often much older than me in subjects I loved. I thought it would be intimidating, but I found that my passion for the subjects helped make my elders comfortable with both the subject and our age difference.

My absolute favorite subjects to tutor are math and science. When I tutor math, I am always surprised by how many people haven't been taught what makes math beautiful and relevant. Equations and patterns are everywhere, especially in nature and finance. Math is the universal language - the numbers are only a tool we use to understand and quantify our world. In schools, instructors are confined solely to teach “subjects” and prepare for standardized testing. Tutoring is thrilling because I can share the fascinating ways that different classes are related. I have an extensive background in college science and math classes so I have the foundation to share how physics, calculus, biology, and chemistry come together.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor "

- David, Palm Harbor, FL on 3/7/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Hannah, Clearwater Beach, FL on 12/6/14

"Knowledgeable and enthusiastic "

- Kathy, Clearwater, FL on 3/26/14
Amie replied on 3/27/2014

Mrs. P, Your children are both very hardworking and bright individuals. I appreciate that you hold them to a "higher standard" (high A's), and it shows in their performance and use of tutoring time. Hopefully I can continue to work with them in future academic years, to see more growth and excellence.

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Beth, Clearwater Beach, FL on 2/19/14
Amie replied on 3/5/2014

Thank you, Mrs. B! I enjoy working with your son and I have had the pleasure of building a more personal connection with your family. One of the great things about this tutoring relationship is that your son always does his homework, is prepared and present for lessons, and is respectful. Keep up the good work!

- Amie

"Amazing!"

- MARILU, Saint Petersburg, FL on 10/4/13
Amie replied on 10/4/2013

Thank you, Mrs. R! I really enjoy working with your daughter. She is always prepared for lessons and demonstrates maturity beyond her age. Our tutoring has been successful because she is completely present during our sessions. Keep up the good work.

"Intelligent, however..."

- Courtney, Tampa, FL on 8/31/13
Amie replied on 9/1/2013

The emphasis of this review is on my ability to mesh with this individual. The review fails to mention that we met on very short notice (the student required tutoring for a final exam on a Monday, and I was contacted on the Friday before). I met with the student for a total of three hours and traveled for more than 40 minutes each way to do so because he expressed dire need and preference for my help. I went out of my way to lower my rate for the student, and after my tutoring he received a B on the exam and passed the course. Since our two lessons he has contacted me for aid in other classes. Some of the material in his course required formulas and could not be taught with alternative methods (ie, interest formulas utilizing date tables). Although we may not have connected on an personal level, I feel proud of the service I provided to this student as I was able to help him in a professional capacity.

"Great Tutor!! Would recommend for Chemistry."

- Tina, Jasper, AL on 6/5/13

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Susan, Pinellas Park, FL on 6/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Nancy, Clearwater, FL on 1/25/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Lori, Seminole, FL on 1/23/13

"The Best"

- Jillian, Clearwater, FL on 1/22/13

"Focused and Fun"

- Jaimie, Clearwater, FL on 1/16/13

"Very helpful!"

- Lori, Largo, FL on 12/16/12

"What a joy!!"

- Kris, Clearwater Beach, FL on 11/25/12

"An excellent tutor."

- Jeffrey, Bradenton, FL on 10/28/12

"Great tutor!"

- Teri, Largo, FL on 9/26/12

"Lots of Thanks!"

- Mickey, Largo, FL on 9/20/12

"Great Chemistry Tutor!"

- Jackie, Winter Park, FL on 6/23/12

"Excellent elementary math tutor"

- Lisa, Clearwater, FL on 6/17/12

"Amie saved the day! Smart, easy to schedule, motivating."

- Allyson, Seminole, FL on 6/15/12

"Absolutely Amazing"

- Chris, Tampa, FL on 5/3/12

"Highly effective teaching methods"

- Peggy, Clearwater, FL on 4/11/12

"Outstanding results!"

- Cheryl, Largo, FL on 3/5/12

"Terrific tutor; Wouldn't hesitate to hire her again"

- Justin, Tampa, FL on 2/2/12

"Wonderful, patience, and organized"

- Cheryl, Odessa, FL on 1/2/12

"Wonderful tutor!!"

- Jamie, Seminole, FL on 12/8/11

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- David, Largo, FL on 7/29/11

" Amie is a very good math tutor "

- Delores, Seminole, FL on 6/10/11

"Great tutor!"

- Judy, Seminole, FL on 6/6/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.

St. Petersburg College, New College of Florida, USF
Biochemistry, Math

Education

St. Petersburg College, New College of Florida, USF (Biochemistry, Math)

Excellent tutor — Amie is an excellent tutor with a vast knowledge in the subjects of math and science. She is patient and easy to work with, I highly recommend her. This is an update to my last review. I have come a long way regarding my math skills and it's all because of Amie's excellent tutoring skills. In the last couple months I have gone from, at best a pre algebra level student to being proficient with gr ...

— David, Palm Harbor, FL on 3/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

The cancellation fee for missed sessions: For cancellations within 24 hours of the agreed-upon time, I will charge for 1/2 of the session-length agreement - usually 30 minutes.

Travel policy

Amie will travel within 5 miles of Clearwater, FL 33756.


About Amie

One of the top 100 tutors for WyzAnt: Awarded at 2013 year-end
I also have a few worksheets downloaded through Wyzant Files, if you would like to see what my notes are like in tutoring...

I have been tutoring wonderful students of all ages for seven years now (Wyzant since 2011). I am highly math and science oriented, but I push my students to excel in all subjects. I charge the same rate for groups or individuals – and you get your money’s worth out of every visit. I love preparing notes prior to lessons, giving and grading homework for those who need it, and devoting my free time to studying. I focus on punctuality, reliability, and preparation. Students need connection - I always edit papers and answer homework questions for free.

I was a student at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School and I received my high school diploma and Associate's in Arts simultaneously. I graduated with a 4.63 high school GPA - and carry a 3.7 overall college GPA. I have taken more than 130 college credit hours in varieties of science, computational, and math courses. I graduated from USF in December 2012 (at age 20) with my BA in chemistry/biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. I mentored for BBBS. I also volunteer for Largo Medical Center, Eckerd Community Services, CureSearch, All Children's Hospital, and The Children's Dream Foundation. I will begin medical school in fall 2015 and will not continue tutoring after that time.

My WyzAnt hours reflect only a portion of the students that I tutor throughout Pinellas County.

I am young but experienced - I have been tutoring professionally since I was 16! I tutor algebra, geometry, precalculus, and calculus often enough that I no longer need a textbook to help a student. I push mental math and steer my students away from the calculator. I also regularly prepare students for the SAT/ACT tests.

I have my own SAT/ACT worksheets that have shown results. I have developed the curriculum based on my experiences with high school students to focus on areas of weakness as well as major concepts presented in the SAT/ACT tests. With my worksheets and guidance, I have often seen improvements of at least 200 points on the SAT and 5 points on the ACT. I am proud to say that the majority of my students have increased their scores after 6+weeks of tutoring. Some have received scholarships that far outweighed the cost of tutoring.

I have experience with ESOL students, IEP’s, ADD, ADHD, and gifted children. I have many workbooks, textbooks, and k-12 supplies that I use to help reinforce education.


A little about how became a full-time tutor:

I began tutoring elementary school children when I was part of the Kiwanis Key Club in 2006. We had a program called Read and Lead where I guided a second grade class through writing assignments. I assisted the teacher as the day came to a close so that she could leave on time, and I learned what children look for in an instructor. In college I started privately tutoring three ESOL children in English and writing. I worked with them for more than five years.

As a tutor, I want most to help others appreciate how fascinating math and science are. During my sophomore year in college – my senior year in high school - my chemistry professor saw that I was helping other students with organic chemistry notes and he requested that I volunteer in the Academic Resource Commons as a tutor. During my final semester in high school I tutored adults who were often much older than me in subjects I loved. I thought it would be intimidating, but I found that my passion for the subjects helped make my elders comfortable with both the subject and our age difference.

My absolute favorite subjects to tutor are math and science. When I tutor math, I am always surprised by how many people haven't been taught what makes math beautiful and relevant. Equations and patterns are everywhere, especially in nature and finance. Math is the universal language - the numbers are only a tool we use to understand and quantify our world. In schools, instructors are confined solely to teach “subjects” and prepare for standardized testing. Tutoring is thrilling because I can share the fascinating ways that different classes are related. I have an extensive background in college science and math classes so I have the foundation to share how physics, calculus, biology, and chemistry come together.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor "

- David, Palm Harbor, FL on 3/7/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Hannah, Clearwater Beach, FL on 12/6/14

"Knowledgeable and enthusiastic "

- Kathy, Clearwater, FL on 3/26/14
Amie replied on 3/27/2014

Mrs. P, Your children are both very hardworking and bright individuals. I appreciate that you hold them to a "higher standard" (high A's), and it shows in their performance and use of tutoring time. Hopefully I can continue to work with them in future academic years, to see more growth and excellence.

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Beth, Clearwater Beach, FL on 2/19/14
Amie replied on 3/5/2014

Thank you, Mrs. B! I enjoy working with your son and I have had the pleasure of building a more personal connection with your family. One of the great things about this tutoring relationship is that your son always does his homework, is prepared and present for lessons, and is respectful. Keep up the good work!

- Amie

"Amazing!"

- MARILU, Saint Petersburg, FL on 10/4/13
Amie replied on 10/4/2013

Thank you, Mrs. R! I really enjoy working with your daughter. She is always prepared for lessons and demonstrates maturity beyond her age. Our tutoring has been successful because she is completely present during our sessions. Keep up the good work.

"Intelligent, however..."

- Courtney, Tampa, FL on 8/31/13
Amie replied on 9/1/2013

The emphasis of this review is on my ability to mesh with this individual. The review fails to mention that we met on very short notice (the student required tutoring for a final exam on a Monday, and I was contacted on the Friday before). I met with the student for a total of three hours and traveled for more than 40 minutes each way to do so because he expressed dire need and preference for my help. I went out of my way to lower my rate for the student, and after my tutoring he received a B on the exam and passed the course. Since our two lessons he has contacted me for aid in other classes. Some of the material in his course required formulas and could not be taught with alternative methods (ie, interest formulas utilizing date tables). Although we may not have connected on an personal level, I feel proud of the service I provided to this student as I was able to help him in a professional capacity.

"Great Tutor!! Would recommend for Chemistry."

- Tina, Jasper, AL on 6/5/13

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Susan, Pinellas Park, FL on 6/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Nancy, Clearwater, FL on 1/25/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Lori, Seminole, FL on 1/23/13

"The Best"

- Jillian, Clearwater, FL on 1/22/13

"Focused and Fun"

- Jaimie, Clearwater, FL on 1/16/13

"Very helpful!"

- Lori, Largo, FL on 12/16/12

"What a joy!!"

- Kris, Clearwater Beach, FL on 11/25/12

"An excellent tutor."

- Jeffrey, Bradenton, FL on 10/28/12

"Great tutor!"

- Teri, Largo, FL on 9/26/12

"Lots of Thanks!"

- Mickey, Largo, FL on 9/20/12

"Great Chemistry Tutor!"

- Jackie, Winter Park, FL on 6/23/12

"Excellent elementary math tutor"

- Lisa, Clearwater, FL on 6/17/12

"Amie saved the day! Smart, easy to schedule, motivating."

- Allyson, Seminole, FL on 6/15/12

"Absolutely Amazing"

- Chris, Tampa, FL on 5/3/12

"Highly effective teaching methods"

- Peggy, Clearwater, FL on 4/11/12

"Outstanding results!"

- Cheryl, Largo, FL on 3/5/12

"Terrific tutor; Wouldn't hesitate to hire her again"

- Justin, Tampa, FL on 2/2/12

"Wonderful, patience, and organized"

- Cheryl, Odessa, FL on 1/2/12

"Wonderful tutor!!"

- Jamie, Seminole, FL on 12/8/11

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- David, Largo, FL on 7/29/11

" Amie is a very good math tutor "

- Delores, Seminole, FL on 6/10/11

"Great tutor!"

- Judy, Seminole, FL on 6/6/11
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Education

St. Petersburg College, New College of Florida, USF
Biochemistry, Math

Education

St. Petersburg College, New College of Florida, USF (Biochemistry, Math)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

The cancellation fee for missed sessions: For cancellations within 24 hours of the agreed-upon time, I will charge for 1/2 of the session-length agreement - usually 30 minutes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Clearwater, FL 33756

Amie’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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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