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Sophie L.

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Amherst, MA (01002)

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Sophie's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Discrete Math
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
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Grammar
Literature more »
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Public Speaking more »
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
Vocabulary more »
Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Psychology
Sociology more »
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish more »
History:
American History more »
European History
Geography
Religion more »
Social Studies
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Science more »
Grammar
Handwriting
Phonics more »
Reading more »
Spelling more »
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary more »
Special Needs:
Phonics more »
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development more »
GRE
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking more »
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English more »
Geometry
Handwriting
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
Spanish more »
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
Career Development more »
College Counseling more »
GED more »
GRE
PSAT
Regents
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
Sports/Recreation:
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Grammar
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American History

American history was always one of my favorite subjects in high school. I thoroughly enjoy learning and teaching about our country's history.

Career Development

I currently work part time as a career counselor at an adult learning center, where I help adult learners discover their passions and create pathways to their career and educational goals. I teach a class called Pathways, in which we focus on resume writing, interviewing skills, planning for education necessary for goal careers, and most importantly using tools like Holland Codes, Myers-Briggs, and other tests to find appropriate career choices for students.

College Counseling

As a mentor with the Let's Get Ready program, I guided hundreds of students through the college application process, including SAT tutoring, college searches, help with college essays, and more. I am passionate about helping students get into the college of their dreams!

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Teacher's Assistant in six elementary school classrooms (for semester-long placements) over the past five years. I have worked with students ranging in level from special needs to advanced, and have tutored one-on-one in reading, writing, phonics, science, math, geography, and history.

Elementary Science

I have a strong background in the foundations of elementary science, particularly biology and chemistry.

English

My long-standing plan to become an English teacher is still underway. I took the Praxis exams for teaching high school English and passed all of them. Although I took a detour to go to graduate school, my passions for literature, grammar, and writing are still as strong as ever!

GED

I worked as a GED tutor on and off for three years in Holyoke, MA. I worked with my students (who ranged in age from 17-65) on math, reading, writing, science, and history projects and problems to help them pass their GED.

Literature

My favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird, Slaughterhouse-Five, Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and Beloved.

Phonics

For my first two years in college, I studied to be a literacy specialist. I have a strong background in phonics coursework.

Proofreading

In high school, I was my school newspaper's editor in chief, and I thoroughly enjoyed correcting the grammar and punctuation of my peers in order to make better-written articles. In college, I edited all of my friends' papers. I'm one of those grammar nerds who can not only correct grammar and spelling, but explain exactly why and how something should be punctuated differently.

Public Speaking

As an educator, I am used to speaking in a room of 30+ students on a regular basis. However, I also have spoken in front of crowds of hundreds in order to discuss important international issues. I had to learn to project, speak slowly, and pause at correct times; additionally I had to learn to be aware of my posture and the way I presented myself. I would be happy to teach these skills to others who are speaking in front of others, whether it be a small or large group.

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and ability levels on reading skills, including phonics and comprehension. As a TA in a first grade classroom, I worked one-on-one with students who were struggling to read for the first time. Later, I worked with adult students facing similar struggles in a GED program. I have also worked with advanced readers to encourage them to read more deeply and understand further meanings and implications of books, essays, poems, etc.

Religion

I have studied and read significant texts on Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Greek and Roman mythology.

SAT Reading

For five years, I worked with Let's Get Ready, an SAT preparation organization, as a director and Head Verbal Coach. I have coached students in small groups and one-on-one in both the reading and writing sections of the SAT. I help students tackle all parts of the critical reading section, from vocabulary to passage-based reading comprehension.

SAT Writing

For five years, I worked with Let's Get Ready, an SAT preparation organization, as a director and Head Verbal Coach. I have coached students in small groups and one-on-one in both the reading and writing sections of the SAT.

Sociology

I concentrated in sociology in my undergraduate education, and I am currently pursuing a MA in educational sociology.

Spanish

After studying Spanish in high school and in college, I moved to Chile for six months to attain fluency in the language. I can read, write, and speak Spanish with ease.

Spelling

I never got below 105% on a second grade spelling test. I'm still pretty proud of that fact!

Study Skills

In my past tutoring work, I have helped students improve their study skills, including organization, time management, prioritizing, helpful tips to make studying more fun, and more.

Vocabulary

As a former SAT tutor, I have an extraordinarily large vocabulary and have developed fun ways to teach hard vocabulary words to students who primarily speak English and Spanish. My favorite words are bamboozle and kerfuffle.

Yoga

I am a certified yoga teacher, and have completed my 200-hour certification. I am trained in Iyengar-style yoga, and am familiar with Mysore-style as well. I studied and received my certification from Goodyoga in Brooklyn, NY.

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