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Grinnell College (Computer Science)
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 and ACT 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, Algebra 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 degree.
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, vocabulary, 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. 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 Read more
Stephen is truly a top-notch tutor. He helped me prepare for a difficult Math test. I studied with a couple of tutors before and was not content until I found Stephen. He is very professional, patient and diligent. From the moment we began studying Math, Stephen had a plan of action worked out, gave me lots of homework, and at the start of each new lesson, he made sure I understood the previous material. Stephen went out of his way to ensure that I do good on the test, not only did he help me with Math but also provided valuable test taking skills and techniques. I appreciated the fact that Stephen would bring various practice tests similar to the one I was supposed to take. He put the effort to find these tests online on his own time. Also, Stephen timed me while I was working on these practice tests to see if I can finish within the time limit and then gave me important time management advise. Stephen was always on time and ready to work, which I greatly admired. Unlike other tutors that I have worked with, Stephen was really my mentor in the Math department. He gave me detailed instructions on what to do before the test day and on the test day. He was the only tutor I worked with that was able to really explain Math to me in plain and simple terms. Stephen went above and beyond the call of duty. I would recommend Stephen to anyone seeking help with Math, preparing for various tests or just brushing up on some Math skills. Thank you Stephen for all your help!
Stephen, is an absolute delight to work with.! I hired him to work with my son on his Geometry homework and saw immediate improvements with his quiz scores. Because he did such an incredible job with helping my son, I also hired him to help me with my Statistics class. He truly connects with his students, and I would recommend anyone looking for a tutor who really knows their stuff as it pertains to Mathematics, to call on Stephen. A+ Superb!
I highly recommend Stephen. He is a wonderful tutor. I had to take the SAT test and I had trouble with the math section. Stephen is very understanding and patient. He was able to approach math problems from a student's perspective. He is also great about accommodating my schedule whenever possible. Thank you for all your help!
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