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I'm currently a student at Harvard University, studying linguistics and psychology, as well as Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. I am fluent in Spanish, am in Advanced Standing Arabic, Advanced Standing Russian, and speak an intermediate level of Polish.
I've been tutoring English for several years now, have had 6 years of ESL experience, and two years of SAT tutoring. I am currently the an ESL tutor at a center for Refugees, and am also on staff for younger ESL students at a Refugee Youth Enrichment Program. Additionally, I tutor for Harvard Student Agencies. This summer I have been working as the Education Coordinator at a Lebanese refugee camp teaching English. Teaching and tutoring is what I'm passionate about, and making difficult material accessible and comprehensible is what I'm all about. I plan on working in the field of education after graduating from Harvard.
My philosophy about teaching is that it has to be relatable. If a tutor is too cerebral and cold, then there's little incentive for the student to want to learn. What does this mean for my style of tutoring? It means that I like to be down-to-earth, to develop a sense of trust between tutees and myself, and to make the educational material as comprehensible as possible. I operate under the assumption that each individual student has a different learning style and different needs, and I try to cater to those differences as best as possible. This also means working with my tutee to develop reasonable goals with the given tutoring time.
I think education is an incredibly powerful asset that anyone can have, and I have seen it transform the lives of those around me, especially in my experience with refugees learning English. Knowledge is not power; rather, knowledge is empowerment. It creates pride, worth, and gives one a real sense of purpose. I hope that you'll consider me as a potential tutor.
I received a 35 on my ACT Math section and a 790 on my SAT Math section. I received a 5 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics exam and a 4 on my Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam. I've taken advanced math since middle school and consistently performed well.
I received a 32 on my ACT Reading section. I also received a 7 on my IB English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam, which analyzed my ability to interpret literary material. I'm fairly well-versed in several classics, and also have experience tutoring standardized test prep.
I received a 35 on my ACT Science section. I've taken several years of chemistry (a 4 on the AP test), several years of biology (a 7 on the IB SL exam), and physics (an A average). My experiences with interpreting graphs have been furthered in college, where I've taken classes in political science and more recently psychology.
I've taken Arabic for three years now, and continue to take intermediate Arabic in college. Last semester I got an A average for the semester, and have received an A on all exams this semester as well. I take intermediate Arabic at Harvard University.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. I also received a 780 on the English section of the SAT.
I taught ESL to a family of Burmese refugees for three years in high school. Currently I am a teacher of a class of 4th graders at the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment program. I am also the Beginning ESL teacher at the Boston Medical Center Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights. Working with ESL is incredibly important to me and one of my biggest passions, and something I would like to make a career of.
My experience with European history is period-specific. I am not well-versed in pre-19th century European history. Rather, I took a quite extensive course on 20th Century World History for the International Baccalaureate Programme (for which I received a 6 on the exam). I am very familiar with 20th Century Europe.
I was a state finalist in the Nebraska Geography Bee for 6 years running, beginning in 3rd grade. Geography is generally one of my better and more indelible skills. I am confident in cartographic accuracy, political geography, economic geography, etc.
I am familiar with the rudiments of comparative political theory. I received an A in a course at Harvard called Government 20: the Foundations of Comparative Politics. We studied classical theorists and applied theory to modern examples. Additionally, I have taken a class on the Soviet Union's history that is essentially a case study of Soviet political systems. Additionally, I am involved in politics and fairly familiar with American politics.
I am a linguistics concentrator at Harvard. This essentially means that I am in the business of discovering patterns of grammar. Part of this means understanding the descriptive rules of grammar. So grammar is something I'm very familiar with. My study of other languages adds considerably to this confidence.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. I have read several classics and am able to analyze literature well.
My knowledge of foreign languages has accentuated my ability to recognize mistakes in my own writing in English. Additionally, I am a linguistics concentrator at Harvard, and am in the business of perfecting written language.
I received a 215 on the PSAT, qualifying me as a National Merit Finalist. I took the exam three years in a row. I am very familiar with its content and format.
I took forensics (competitive speech) for three years during high school, and it was my primary activity. I was the extemporaneous team captain and a member of the tournament planning committee. I was 7th place (semifinalist) in declamation at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament as a sophomore in Declamation. I was a quarterfinalist (top 24) in extemporaneous speaking as a junior at the same tournament. I was also an octafinalist in international extemporaneous speaking at the National Forensic League National Tournament as a junior and as a senior. I have been a state finalist in several events several times, and was state champion in extemporaneous speaking my senior year.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. I also tutored reading and English briefly in high school to peers.
I am currently finishing a course in intensive Russian. I have a talent for languages, and they're something I'm incredibly interested in. The intensive Russian is the equivalent of the first year of Russian condensed into one semester. Such immersion makes the inculcation of Russian much more effective for the student. I have received an A average on all of my exams thus far. I take Russian at Harvard University. We have covered all cases, and are currently solidifying grammatical knowledge.
I received a 35 on the math section of the ACT and a 790 on the math section of the SAT. I have taken advanced math courses for many years and succeeded in them. I received a 5 on the IB Higher Level Mathematics exam my senior year of high school.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. I received a 780 on the reading section of the SAT.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. I am a strong writer, and have had my work showcased on food security in South Sudan in the World Food Prize Global Youth Symposium. I have experience writing speeches as well through forensics.
I've taken Spanish for 6 years and would consider myself easily conversant. I skipped a year of Spanish to take Advanced Placement Spanish my junior year, which I received a 5 on. I also took Spanish for IB, and received a 7 on my exam. On my Harvard Spanish entrance exam, I received a perfect score of 800. I work around many Spanish-speakers and continue to expose myself to native speakers.
I received a 35 on my ACT English section. Additionally, I received a 7 on my International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam and a 5 on my Advanced Placement Literature exam. A part of being a good writer is using concise and precise word choice, which encompasses vocabulary.
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