Hi, my name is Ruby and I am in my mid 20's. I have a degree in Psychology
from University of California, San Diego. I was an honor student in college, high school and I was in the top 10% of my high school graduating class. I attended AP and honors classes, and I was always praised for being a hard working student as far back as elementary school. I was not always good at English writing
, comprehension and vocabulary
but with work and determination, I improved. I was required to take a remedial writing class during my first quarter at UCSD and I was given three chances to pass the class and the exam or else I would have had to no longer attend the school. Luckily for me, after all the hard work, I was able to pass both the class and the exam after only the first quarter. Although I did well in school, there were times where I struggled, which is why I am patient and can sympathize with students looking for some help.
I was first introduced to tutoring during my senior year of high school. I had one free class period twice a week which I spent helping my former chemistry
teacher as a teacher aid. I assisted with grading and answering students' questions. This was not a paid tutoring job but this was when I realized that I like to tutor.
I have experience as an in person and online tutor and have tutored students from grade 6 to grade 12, but would love to tutor up to college level soon. I mostly tutor math
but I have also helped my students with their homework in other subjects. I have experience tutoring elementary math
, elementary writing, pre-algebra
, algebra, geometry
, and SAT test preparation
. I have worked with students who were not motivated to learn to those who were. I understand sometimes students are not motivated or feel discouraged. I try to make the experience as fun and stress free as possible. I try to engage the students during tutoring sessions, not just give answers, but help them understand the mental process or steps to get to the answers.
I can help students cope with testing anxiety since I had to deal with it myself. I felt a lot of anxiety during English comprehension and writing tests, especially on standardized tests. I learned tips to help control my anxiety throughout college, which I share with my students.
I love math subjects such as Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Probability
. Math is my strongest subject and it always seemed fairly easy for me to get A's on my tests and quizzes. I am great at explaining the steps needed and have great techniques to help remember how to solve problems. I love to help students feel more comfortable with the subject.