Although I haven't had a lot of formal experience with tutoring, back in high school, I used to teach violin lessons to students in middle school. I've found that I really like working with kids slightly younger than me, because I enjoy taking care of and mentoring them. In terms of the standardized tests for which I would like to tutor (SAT and ACT), I know that the way I understand things is very intuitive, because I've tried teaching younger friends some tips and tricks before, and they've all understood my teaching methods quickly and scored higher. In fact, just last week I tutored a girl in anatomy at the hospital school near Duke, and I was able to very immediately invent some mnemonics for her to remember information for her quiz, even having never taken anatomy officially (only self-studied it for the MCAT. Overall, I find that my little tricks have proven to be useful, and given my love for working with people, especially those younger than me, I believe I would do a great job in tutoring people for the SAT and ACT.
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