I scored an 800 on the math portion of the SAT as a high school freshman, and also scored 36/36 on the math portion of the ACT. My GRE scores were 790 on the math portion and 750 on the verbal portion. I enjoy standardized tests, I know how they work and I can teach you all my tricks!
For standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc.), I recommend buying a prep book and taking practice tests. That helps to diagnose weak areas. Going over sample problems with a student often helps to find out where there might be obstacles. While going through sample problems, we may find that we need to pause to focus on a particular skill.
Throughout middle and high school, I was on Math Team. My school's team competed in national tournaments, and I was the nation's #1 high school senior in math in 1987 (Mu Alpha Theta).
While working with a student, I like to make up problems on the fly that test the specific skill we are working on. A white board works well for this so that I can see the student's work and correct where necessary.
While earning my Master's in Entomology at the University of Maryland, I worked as a TA (teaching assistant) for freshman biology. I taught lab sections, prepared students for exams, graded exams, graded lab reports, and tutored those who needed extra help.
I like to use real-life examples to help others learn, and I like to actively involve students in the learning process. Learning doesn't have to be a passive experience. The more one interacts with the material, the more likely one is to learn and retain it. I prefer to tailor lessons to an individual student's needs and interests. I am open to frequent email correspondence to ensure that key concepts are reinforced.
I have composed and edited formal correspondence for politicians and small and large organizations. I enjoy editing writing to ensure it is smooth, vibrant, and concise.
I love to help others learn and discover, and there's no greater satisfaction than seeing a student learn and succeed. I look forward to helping ensure your academic and professional success.
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