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First, a little about me:
I'm a master's student at Brandeis University with four years tutoring experience. I study philosophy--a field that teaches students how to break down and communicate complex ideas. It takes a bit of practice to be able to explain, in plain English, philosophical theories. I also have had a lifelong interest in science, which led me to complete a biology minor as an undergraduate. I spent free time in lab studying the neurons of nematodes, a practice in both patience and attention to detail.
Now, a bit about my tutoring:
I've worked with a huge variety of students on essays and essay writing skills. Thanks to my experience tutoring a variety of native and non-native English speakers, I am well-versed in communicating essay writing skills such as organization, grammar, and flow. I have found that these are the most common problems in students' work and I've developed a variety of methods to teach students how to improve these abilities.
I also have experience teaching SAT and ACT test prep. Unlike some tutoring services, I spend time outside of lessons personalizing an approach that I believe will best increase a student's score. Often working through practice tests are not enough to raise scores, and I design lessons that tackle the root cause of an unsatisfactory score.
I love and excel at teaching out-of-reach ideas and can also teach basic problem solving skills. I believe explaining a problem to a student is only half the battle. Having a student explain the concept in their own words or teaching them how to fix mistakes (rather than fix the mistakes for them) is an important step in the learning process.
Great Tutor — Ethan tutored my son for almost 7 weeks this summer for SAT. He is a very good tutor. We are very satisfied with him. ...
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