Hello! Helping others to achieve their academic potential has been a passion of mine for more than twenty years. I have completed eight years of college, having regularly been awarded spots on the University of Iowa's Dean's and President's Lists for having earned very high grades. Currently I am working part time on my PhD in epidemiology at the University of Iowa. I have taught students from elementary school to college level--very nearly all of whom have achieved vastly improved grades. The subjects I love tutoring include ACT, SAT, and GRE test preparation; elementary Math through Calculus; elementary through high school Science; all levels of English; beginning and intermediate levels of Music; and study skills.
Why retain a tutor? The evidence is that tutoring works (U.S. Department of Education, 1997). Much of what we learn best is attained through one-on-one instruction: from parents, grandparents, friends, mentors, teachers, etc. According to research, tutoring increases mastery of academic skills; improves chances of getting accepted into college and graduate school; improves self-confidence and attitudes toward school; reduces dropout rates, truancy, and tardiness; breaks down social barriers; and provides emotional support and positive role models (Fager, 1996).
If you need help with your coursework, I gladly welcome the opportunity to provide it.
Have an enlightening day!
Fager, Jennifer. (1996). Tutoring: Strategies for successful Learning. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
U.S. Department of Education. (1997). Evidence that Tutoring Works. America Reads Challenge Resource Kit. Washington, DC: Office of the Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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