As a tutor, I offer a unique skill set that draws on a broad range of studies and experience, ensuring that I not only have a mastery of the content, but strong communication skills and ability to draw comparisons to other disciplines that serve to ensure student success.
I have earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in economics, and am working towards a PhD, meaning that I have a graduate-level understanding of economics, math, and statistics. I received a 1460 on my SAT (800 Math, 660 Verbal), and a 1440 on my GRE (800 Math, 640 Verbal), which, along with 2 years' experience teaching test preparation classes, gives me an equally firm understanding of how to best teach those tests' content.
It is my experience in social sciences and communication, however, that I believe truly set me apart as a tutor. After all, knowing a subject isn't enough to teach it! I worked for 2 years as a reporter for a daily newspaper, and earned a Bachelor's degree in art history (before moving on to economics). These experiences have given me a broad base of understanding, which I have found to be invaluable in communicating often dense concepts to students in ways that they find relatable and easy to understand.
My methodology in tutoring is a primary focus on problem-based learning. Lectures have no place in my tutoring sessions! I frequently write my own problems (a skill I have earned by working as an instructor in 3 undergraduate economics courses), and find that the best way to know a student's strengths and weaknesses is through collaboration on problems. Once these strengths and weaknesses have been identified, I target opportunities for growth, and cater subsequent tutoring sessions on the areas where the greatest amount of improvement can be achieved.
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