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Ashley C.

Medford, MA

$70/hr

Experienced and Enthusiastic Academic and Test Prep Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/28/14
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Experienced and Enthusiastic Academic and Test Prep Tutor

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I am a 2009 graduate of Dartmouth College with over a decade of tutoring experience. I have tutored steadily since the age of 13 when I began holding after-school sessions with a few of my peers in algebra. Upon arriving at Dartmouth, I immediately began working with a program called America Reads that places college students in low-income school districts as teachers' aides. While working with America Reads, I gained experience working with elementary-aged children and kids with developmental disabilities.

After receiving my BA, I started SAT tutoring for a small company in Connecticut. With this company I prepared high school students for the SAT I and subject tests including Math II and Biology, even writing the SAT II Biology teaching curriculum for the company. I have a B.A. in Music and am preparing to begin a PhD in Historical Musicology hopefully in the next 3 years. I am qualified to teach high school math, biology, and physics as well as history (American and European), music theory, grammar, English, and introductory German.

I think what sets me apart from other tutors is that I am adaptable in my teaching methods. I genuinely care about seeing my students do well, and I empathize with their hard work; after all, it was not so long ago that I was in their own shoes. So if I see one approach to a topic not working, I can switch gears easily to adapt. Also, I think my enthusiasm tends to show through pretty blatantly, which my students appreciate.

In recent years I have begun working more with high school aged students with IEPs; as a teacher, I personally love the challenge many of these students present, and my students have seen strong results. I am currently available and accepting new students for the Summer/Fall 2013 seasons.

Testimonials

"Awesome! "

- Harrison, Melrose, MA on 3/26/14

"Missed Appointments"

- Oliver, Boston, MA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor"

- Carole, Beverly, MA on 7/9/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Music History,
World History
Music:
Composition (Music), General Music, Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Violin, Voice (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music), Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Softball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, German, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra was the first academic subject I tutored regularly in. When I was in 8th grade, I noticed that my peers in algebra were having difficulties that I didn't have. Once in a while I'd stay after school and help people who asked for it, and this soon turned into a regular after-school tutoring program. To this day, algebra is one of my favorite subjects to work in, and I find myself coming back to it with various students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored all ages since the time I was 13. I served as a tutor with the America Reads Program in college in rural Vermont working with a small elementary school. I both helped run the after-school program and served in the classroom as a teacher's aide. I have experience working with learning disabilities and differently-abled students as well as students as young as kindergarteners.

Elementary Math

Math was the first academic subject I tutored regularly in. When I was in 8th grade, I noticed that my peers in algebra were having difficulties that I didn't have. Once in a while I'd stay after school and help people who asked for it, and this soon turned into a regular after-school tutoring program. To this day, math is one of my favorite subjects to work in, and I have been fortunate enough to teach it consistently at all levels.

Guitar

I have played guitar since the age of 10; my father played professionally, and I learned by ear. I completed my BA in Music from Dartmouth College in 2009, and I have been an active musician since.

Music History

I have a B.A in music from Dartmouth College. I have taken courses in ethnomusicology specializing in the Persian Radif and Hindustani Raga traditions. I studied early music with Bill Summers and intend to pursue a PhD in historical musicology specializing in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. I have experience and training in various periods and cultures, so I am more than qualified to tutor in this area.

Special Needs

My mother's sister was left with developmental disabilities after 2 bouts with meningitis as a toddler. As a result, I grew up immersed in a family deeply involved with people with special needs. I volunteered with Special Olympics throughout my childhood and into my college years, and my mother continues to work as a job coach for differently abled adults. This prepared me for my time working with the America Reads program, where I was assigned to a classroom with two autistic children and two dyslexic children. I worked with these same children from first through third grades.

Throughout my tutoring career, I've worked with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, anxiety issues, confidence issues, and various mental health issues with a high level of effectiveness. I am extremely empathetic and patient, and I have found that my students relate well and trust me. Because I am truly invested in seeing my students succeed, I try to be very tuned in to individual needs and learning quirks, and I adjust my style as necessary.

Study Skills

I have a BA from Dartmouth College and nearly 15 years of tutoring experience. I teach my students to move forward in an organized, step-by-step manner. Examples of study skills methods I use include

1) writing possible quotes for papers on individual note cards that organize information/citations while allowing students to play with order and organizational structure

2) using acronyms, music/tunes to help remember information (ex. singing the quadratic equation to "Pop Goes the Weasel")

3) optimizing time management and determining priorities

4) finding real world analogs for abstract concepts

Voice (Music)

I received my BA in music from Dartmouth College. While an undergraduate, I studied voice (I am an operatic contralto) with Louis Burkot and participated in the Dartmouth College Glee Club. After moving to the Boston area, I became involved in the MIT Musical Theatre Guild, capturing 2 leading roles and vocal directing the Guild's production of Jekyll and Hyde. I currently sing with 2 well respected area choirs and have had 2 private students in the area. I am comfortable teaching voice at a beginning to intermediate level.

Dartmouth College

Education

Dartmouth College

Awesome! — Ashley spends a good amount of time on test-taking strategy as well as providing info on how to solve questions that you may not know the answer to. She provides SAT and ACT prep materials if needed, assigns extra work to be done between lessons, and reviews previous lessons to reinforce learning. She's constantly assessing progress and keeps parents informed. Her schedule was tight, but she was w ...

— Harrison, Melrose, MA on 3/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 40 miles of Medford, MA 02155.


About Ashley

I am a 2009 graduate of Dartmouth College with over a decade of tutoring experience. I have tutored steadily since the age of 13 when I began holding after-school sessions with a few of my peers in algebra. Upon arriving at Dartmouth, I immediately began working with a program called America Reads that places college students in low-income school districts as teachers' aides. While working with America Reads, I gained experience working with elementary-aged children and kids with developmental disabilities.

After receiving my BA, I started SAT tutoring for a small company in Connecticut. With this company I prepared high school students for the SAT I and subject tests including Math II and Biology, even writing the SAT II Biology teaching curriculum for the company. I have a B.A. in Music and am preparing to begin a PhD in Historical Musicology hopefully in the next 3 years. I am qualified to teach high school math, biology, and physics as well as history (American and European), music theory, grammar, English, and introductory German.

I think what sets me apart from other tutors is that I am adaptable in my teaching methods. I genuinely care about seeing my students do well, and I empathize with their hard work; after all, it was not so long ago that I was in their own shoes. So if I see one approach to a topic not working, I can switch gears easily to adapt. Also, I think my enthusiasm tends to show through pretty blatantly, which my students appreciate.

In recent years I have begun working more with high school aged students with IEPs; as a teacher, I personally love the challenge many of these students present, and my students have seen strong results. I am currently available and accepting new students for the Summer/Fall 2013 seasons.

Testimonials

"Awesome! "

- Harrison, Melrose, MA on 3/26/14

"Missed Appointments"

- Oliver, Boston, MA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor"

- Carole, Beverly, MA on 7/9/13
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Education

Dartmouth College

Education

Dartmouth College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Medford, MA 02155

Ashley’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Music History,
World History
Music:
Composition (Music), General Music, Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Violin, Voice (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music), Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Softball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, German, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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