Hi! My name is Stephen and teaching is what I love to do. I have over six years' experience tutoring and teaching students of all ages, and I'm always ready for a new assignment. I have done most of my work in the United States through the Huntington Learning Center, where I helped my students prepare for the SAT
tests. My method is to teach not only the material on the tests, but also the test-taking process itself. I work with my students on time management
, guessing strategies, and overcoming test anxiety. My goal is not for my students to reach 100% comprehension, but to improve their scores as much as possible before the date of their next test. I have scored above the 90th percentile on the ACT, SAT, and GRE
, so I do know the material thoroughly myself, but the method of taking the test can make all the difference for a student looking for a few more points.
I also tutored math
at that location, working on skills ranging from simple arithmetic through Geometry
II, and Trig
. I am prepared to tutor any Calculus
students as well. As opposed to standardized tests, in which the result is all-important - I believe comprehension and a consistent method of arriving at solutions should be stressed first, and that improved grades will follow. Unfortunately there is no short-cutting in math, as a solid foundation is always needed before advancing on. I learned this first hand while studying for two years of Calculus and beyond to get my Computer Science
I recently returned from living for two years in Ecuador and Colombia teaching English
. I earned my TEFL certification through the Bridge-Linguatec program. I have experience helping beginning, intermediate, and advanced English speakers improve their grammar
, pronunciation. I'm also happy to do purely conversational classes. I can also teach beginning or intermediate Spanish
as I reached a high level of fluency while living abroad.Email
me and let me know how I can help you in your studies. I am happy to work with young children, older children, and adults. I'm eager to get started.