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University of Southern Mississippi (English)
University of Southern Mississippi, master's creative writing (Graduate Coursework)
The University of Southern Mississippi, master's counseling psychology (Graduate Coursework)
My name is Jordan, and I am from Gulfport, MS. I have ten years of experience as a tutor, two of which I have worked exclusively as a private tutor, and have truly enjoyed teaching the hundreds of students I have worked with thus far in my career. Six years of my tutoring experience was gained as a tutor in my college's Writing and Speaking Center, where I spent two years teaching public speaking and six years as a writing tutor, teaching basic English and writing skills. I have also worked as a grant writer in the non-profit sector, during which I acquired $50,000 in funding and land to construct a free, after-school education center in my hometown. Additionally, non-profit work has given me the opportunity to mentor and tutor students who might otherwise lack the resources to obtain extra help outside of the classroom. I began teaching others at the age of 13, serving as Crucifer in my church, which required me to teach and lead other youths from the congregation in conducting services. Additionally, I have worked in a mentoring and teaching capacity in a mental health setting, where I helped teach individuals with differing disabilities to learn basic life and socialization skills. Part of me has always been a teacher, and I am very grateful for the many ways I have been able to teach others over the course of my life. I am comfortable tutoring anyone in any topic in which I am competent to do so. I ensure a positive, relaxed experience and am confident that students will benefit academically from our work together. I believe that everyone is smart, teachable, likable, and talented in their own ways. I always make an effort to work with peoples' strengths as much as possible while also brushing-up on their weaknesses. I am not intimidated by challenges and enjoy helping others. I have worked teaching ESL students, the physically handicapped, the mentally handicapped, and students of all levels and backgrounds in academic, non-profit, mental health, and church settings. I have a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate work in creative writing, and 36 hours of graduate work in counseling psychology. I made a 30 on the ACT, graduated college with a 3.7 GPA, and made a 1210 on the GRE. I also have letters of recommendation, aside from my student testimonials, which I am happy to provide upon request.
I have additionally spoken formally at a regional psychological conference, to a teenage youth group, and on various subjects to groups of students/colleagues. I have published two posters for regional psychological conferences and have supervised experience working as a vocational counselor, student adviser, and mental health counselor. I have also attended numerous seminars regarding psychological issues and challenges within the field of mental health.
I have won an award for best nonfiction piece in a university writing contest and am a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. My grades have always been good; I have appeared on the Chancellor's Honor Roll, Dean's Honor Roll, Dean's List, President's List, and am a member of two honor societies. I am also a self-taught pianist who dabbles in guitar, music theory, composition, and songwriting. My name is Jordan, and I am from Gulfport, MS. I have ten years of experience as a tutor, two of which I have worked exclusively as a private tutor, and have truly enjoyed teaching the hundreds of students I have worked with thus far in my career. Six years of my tutoring experience was gained as a tutor in my college's Read more
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I was so blessed to have found and connected with Jordan for my son. He was exactly what my son needed. My son understood everything he taught. Even material he had never been exposed too. Every time I had any questions, I was always able to get ahold of Jordan. He is someone that your student will look forward to going to. I would highly recommend Jordan for every student!! There is no tutor more patient, or more knowledgeable. Thank you Jordan for everything. My son walked away from your sessions feeling more confident, more prepared and ready to take that test!!
I hired him to help with my grandson. He has dyslexia and has had a hard time in school. The course he needed was pre-algebra. My grandson took to him and went from failing to and A in his course. Jordan was very patient and got to work right away. I would highly recommend him. Thanks!
Choosing a tutor was a challenge for us. Finding Jordan was truly a gift due to his keen ability of getting to know our son and all his strengths and weaknesses. Jordan is soft spoken, so our son felt at ease. I was able to sit across from them as they worked so I am certain of all these things I mention. Having a child with a learning difficulty is very challenging for us parents, but Jordan jumped in to help our son and he never looked back. Folks, he is amazing!!!! Worth the money and Spot On!!! No doubt about it we will use him again in the future. We were so lucky to have found him!!!
Mr. Jordan is doing a great job tutoring me. He's helping me understand the lesson very fast each day we have a session. I'm glad to have him as my tutor. I'm doing better now that I have him as my tutor.
I began working with Jordan two months ago to prepare for the Praxis I. Passing was extremely important to me because it would allow me to be promoted and to earn a better living for my family. I hired Jordan to get extra help as I had not practiced most of the material on the test since high school. Jordan was not intimidated by this at all and immediately made me feel confident about the test and comfortable working with him. Jordan was very accommodating and I enjoyed getting to know him while we worked together. He is very intelligent, easy to work with, and talented. Jordan was able to explain things I did not understand in a way that made me remember and understand the material, which was very helpful. He was also very positive and believed in me even when I felt unsure about myself. I am happy to report that I passed the Praxis I last week on my first try taking the test. Jordan is a very effective tutor and a true professional. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a good teacher, and I plan to hire him again in the future.
I am very happy with Jordan M. as my sons tutor. He is articulate, patient, and intuitive. He has tapped into my sons strengths and weaknesses, which is key to opening up the learning possibilities for him. I would highly recommend him!
I have a 15 year old son. Jordan works very well with him. He seems to be able to keep his attention and relate to him.I am very pleased with Jordan and my sons grades are showing it. Thanks!
Jordan was very easy to communicate with as well as very flexible in scheduling my high school daughter's first session. He listened to our needs and provided insight with new ways to approach and review things. My daughter was extremely happy after the session and absolutely enjoyed working with Jordan. I was so happy to hear that she was comfortable working with him. I believe he is a very gifted and talented gentleman who has a special way of reaching out to both student and parent. My daughter cannot wait until her next session and for that I am very pleased.
Jordan was excellent with my daughter. He assessed her knowledge and was able to come up with a plan to assist her to pass her chemistry. I highly recommend him for anyone struggling in classes. He was easy to communicate with and was flexible with his hours. If we need any future tutoring, we will be glad to utilize him in the future!
I selected Jordan as a math tutor for pharmacy calculations. I had been struggling for months trying to get through this math, Jordan was a life saver, not only did he get me through it but I actually learned how to solve the problems & understand what I was doing. In every session we had, he gave me the confidence & reassurance I needed to believe in myself. I'm happy to say I finished the course with an overall grade of 96%, I was very pleased with Jordan's professionalism, knowledge, & kindness. I would recommend him to students of all ages who are struggling in many areas of math. Thank you again for providing this service, if not for finding Jordan I might have failed my math course & not received the National Certification as a pharmacy technician I so desperately wanted.
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I have a BA in English and graduated with honors. I have 12 hours of master's coursework in creative writing, have won a university writing contest, have 3 years tutoring experience in a university Writing Center, am currently under peer-review for publishing in an academic journal, am an avid reader, have written grants totaling in excess of $50,000, and made a 30 on the ACT.
I made A's in B's in all math classes through high school and college, from pre-algebra to calculus II. I also made over a 1200 on the GRE and a 30 on the ACT. I have tutored many students in sections of the GRE, SAT, and ACT.
I have always been an avid reader and still am; I made a 30 on the ACT and am confident I can help anyone with issues regarding English and/or reading as I have a BA in English, graduate hours in creative writing, still write to this day, and, most importantly, spend most of my time reading.
I have tutored students in every area of the ACT with success as I have 5 years of accumulated experiences tutoring. I have taken the GRE, SAT, and ACT. I made over a 1200 on the GRE and a 30 on the ACT. I am confident that I can help anyone who needs assistance raising their ACT score as I did fairly well in all sections and all of my clients have reported raising their scores after working with me.
As someone with 150 hours of supervised experience as a counselor and who has worked at a major university as both a student counselor and vocational counselor, I have worked with a number of people suffering from ADHD and whose future plans are dependent on their reliable control of ADHD symptoms which, I'd like to add, are not entirely negative as people with ADHD are often extremely talented. Additionally, I have dealt with ADHD firsthand since childhood (I have it), and, in addition to attending several formal seminars on ADHD, learning its behavioral indicators, being trained to identify signs of ADHD via the results of psychometric testing, and taking numerous graduate-level psychology courses that deal with issues regarding ADHD, my level of experience and understanding of the issues accompanying this disorder are very high. I have been also been taught at the graduate level about several other aspects of ADHD including differences in ADHD brain morphology and function, both the harms and benefits of medications used for treatment, the pharmacology of medications used for treatment, and, finally, the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and coping strategies used in assisting and assessing ADHD clients. ADHD is a normal part of my life and, aside from researching it heavily myself and making A's in graduate courses that focus highly on ADHD, I deal with this issue every day and can certainly relate to the challenges it presents. I can also assure anyone dealing with ADHD that it is far from impossible to overcome. Lastly, I have experience teaching basic living skills to dual-diagnosis clients (those suffering from more than one mental problem at once such as a bipolar person who also suffers from a psychotic disorder) which included numerous clients with severe, often debilitating ADHD.
In high school, I used Photoshop often. To this day, I occassionally use it, although I am slightly out-of-step with more modern Photoshop versions. That said, I am still quite competent with Photoshop and can teach the basics, plus a little more, to anyone.
I have taken advanced courses in mathematics, including algebra II, in both college and high school. I made A's and B's in all of my math courses throughout my tenure as a student; the highest math I completed was calculus II in college. I have tutored many students in both algebra I and II, and I am confident that I can help students of all levels to successfully learn these subjects.
I have always made A's and B's in all of my history courses. I have taken both US and world history. In my spare time, I study ancient history. History is a great love of mine that I did not truly discover until I graduated college.
I come from a medical family and thus anatomy is a subject that is was anything but uncommon for me while I was growing up. Furthermore, I made A's in anatomy during both high school and college. Lastly, I have recently taken numerous courses related to the neurology over the course of my graduate studies.
I have helped students prepare for the ASVAB in the past with little to no complaint. I myself have not taken the ASVAB, but have taken the SAT, GRE, and ACT. I made a 30 on the ACT and over a 1200 on the GRE.
I have read the Bible twice in its entirety and have spent a great deal of my spare time studying the world's religions, religious figures, and religious history, with a major focus on the figure of Christ. I was also raised in the Christian Church and was an Acolyte/Crucifer for nearly 10 years. I have read numerous books of the Bible (Genesis, Revelations, Exodus, etc.) many times. Lastly, I attended Bible Study into my early teens.
I took advanced biology in high school and made A's. In my first two years of college, I had a 3.4 GPA and was a biochemistry major; thus I took and did well in numerous classes that dealt both directly and indirectly with biology. I also have experience teaching biology to students.
I have taken numerous courses while in pursuit of a master's in counseling psychology relating to vocational psychology, career fit, career development, and the merging of lifestyle, values, and personality with one's career. I have also worked as a student and vocational counselor for a major university. Furthermore, I have attended numerous trainings regarding how to interview both correctly and effectively and additionally on how to write an appropriate, strong resume or CV.
I made A's and B's in all of the chemistry courses I took during high school, which were advanced. I have performed actual chemistry experiments while doing lab work in chemistry labs at the undergraduate level. During college, I made A's and B's in all of my chemistry courses over the two years that I was a biochemistry major.
I have played in a few chess tournaments starting from the 4th grade and still play with friends to this day. I am able to teach the basics of chess including strategy, the function of pieces, and the overall meaning underlying the game.
I have a BA in English and, for as long as I can remember, I have been a very heavy reader. That said, I have read many of the books, probably multiple times, that would be considered "the classics." I have taken many courses in which classic literature was analyzed in great depth, also. I did well in all of these courses, and I graduated with a 3.75 GPA. I also worked in a university writing center for 6 years, where I helped a hundreds of students to improve their skills as analytic readers and also to improve their writing. Thus, given my background, I am confident that I can help students to understand the classics, which are often written in a way that many people consider difficult to understand but is certainly teachable.
In addition to having 36 hours of graduate training in counseling psychology, I have worked as a student counselor and vocational counselor for a major university helping students to decide what they would like to do both in college and after they graduate. I also have 150 hours of general counseling experience not including my time as a vocational counselor and student counselor. Lastly, I have taken courses in vocational counseling and attended two trainings on student counseling.
I have 10 years of piano experience and 3 playing guitar. I have also studied music theory in-depth and have written a number of songs varying in genre. Additionally, I have studied both classical and modern styles of composition ranging from the work of Mozart and Pachelbel to the Beatles, Prince, and Ben Folds.
I have 6 years of formal tutoring experience at the college level with students of all backgrounds, including those with learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia. I have been trained by the college where I began working as a tutor in methods to teach individuals with learning disabilities and have experience tutoring adults and teenagers with dual-diagnosis psychological problems and learning disabilities. For example, I worked with several adults and teenagers in a mental health facility who were dyslexic but also had a psychiatric problem such as schizophrenia or acute social phobia to help them develop the skills to obtain and maintain a job. I also have a BA in English and 12 hours of graduate school credit in creative writing, which, in the case of dyslexia, is helpful as many dyslexics have trouble with English-related subjects.
Throughout my life, I have mentored young people in the K-6th area. As an Acolyte/Crucifer for nearly 10 years growing up, I taught new Acolytes and Crucifers within the K-6th age range how to perform their roles in church with much success as they were able to takeover the responsibilities of my position smoothly once I became too old to continue being Crucifer. I also have experience babysitting numerous K-6th children, all of whom wanted me to continue as their babysitter. Babysitting K-6th clients has helped me learn firsthand both the difficulties that can arise with this age group and, additionally, ways to reason and successfully communicate with K-6th clients. Furthermore, I have experience with a special-needs sibling within this age group and was in a gifted program in elementary school where I was exposed to and engaged in numerous strategies used in teaching advanced students in the K-6th age group; thus, I have experience with K-6th clients of all academic levels in various settings and in a variety of subjects. I have made A's in graduate-level psychology courses regarding the differences in working with and forming helpful bonds with clients of differing populations, including elementary-aged children. I have also excelled in graduate-level courses that deal largely with diagnoses such as ADHD and ODD that often appear in the K-6th population. Most recently, I worked with a youth group in my hometown to help keep members focused on their educations, which had a number of K-6th students.
I made A's and B's in all of the advanced science courses in high school. I was also a biochemistry major my first semester of college, and I made A's in B's in all of my science courses. I am currently under peer-review to be published in a scientific journal, have conducted formal science research, have a deep love of science. As someone with 36 hours in master's-level counseling psychology courses, my ability to learn science, use it practically, and explain it in both study groups and speeches made in class and at regional scientific conferences has made me confident in my ability to help others to best understand the various scientific fields of study.
I have a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate-level credit in creative writing, and worked for 3 years as a writing tutor in a university writing center. I have worked with hundreds of students of all types, and I have helped students through practically any English-related scholastic issue. I still write creatively, won a university writing contest, and am an avid reader. I also have accrued over $50,000 for a local non-profit group as a grant writer.
I have 5+ years of formal tutoring experience in both a university and private setting. I have worked with many ESL/ESOL students primarily during my tenure as a university writing and speaking tutor. I greatly enjoy working with ESL/ESOL students and find it very gratifying to work with those from cultures other than my own. I am not intimidated in any way by people different from myself. My experiences with ESL/ESOL clients have made me look forward to additional opportunities to work with ESL/ESOL students as I have learned that I usually can learn as much from them as they can from me.
I am familiar with the material contained in the GED and am very confident that I can help anyone prepare for the test. I have a great deal of experience taking standardized tests-- I have taken the ACT, PSAT, LSAT, and GRE. I scored fairly well on all of the exams and have taken some of them multiple times, which adds to my experience. Over my years as a tutor, I have worked with students who were preparing for the PRAXIS, GED, and ASVAB, all of whom appeared to be satisfied with their results after they finally took the test. I am able to teach all sections of the GED.
I have been using PC's for over 20 years and have been using Macs for the last decade. Both Mac and Windows operating systems are second nature to me at this point. I have worked fixing both types of computers for extra money, and am very comfortable with both operating systems. I can fix, prevent, and diagnose problems on each type of system, as well. I am confident that I can teach anyone to use any type of computer (including most programs) as long as they are motivated.
I made an A+ in my music class in college, in which I learned the general principles of music theory, the difference between types of instruments, and the history of music itself. I am familiar with much of the work of classical musicians such as Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Wagner, etc. and can help students to identify and distinguish between their work. Also, I know a fair amount of theory and can play multiple instruments. I use this to my advantage with students to help keep things interesting. I often will play music pertinent to the class the client is taking in order to give them an idea of what the different periods and styles of music sound like without simply playing-back recordings. I can also help students understand elements of music theory and songwriting to the degree that they pertain to general music classes. I have over 5 years of formal tutoring experience, a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate work in creative writing, 36 hours of graduate work in counseling psychology, and 150 hours of counseling experience.
Geography is extremely important to me as a subject as I am heavily involved in politics which are inextricably linked to geography. I made A's in both my high school and undergraduate geography courses, and I am familiar with the histories, governments, cities, capitals, economies, exports, politics, and locations of a majority of the countries in the world.
I have made A's in both college and high school geology classes.
I took all advanced math courses in high school, including geometry. In college, I took calculus I and II. I made A's and a few B's in these courses. I am very comfortable and experienced teaching students in geometry as well as other areas of mathematics. I am able to teach geometry as it applies to test preparation or as it would be taught in a traditional class.
I have always done well in history, civics, and social studies courses. I have not taken a formal class in government since high school; however, I spend much of my free time reading about the government, the way it operates, and studying politics.
As a creative writer, lyricist, grant-writer, avid reader, public speaker, tutor, and English major with a BA in English and graduate hours in creative writing courses, grammar has always been very important for me to know and know well. I have taught grammar to hundreds of students of all levels.
I am an avid reader and writer, have a BA in English, and have earned 12 hours of class credit at the master's level in creative writing. I am passionate about all literature and also worked for 3 years as a university writing tutor, where I often discussed literature with clients.
I have been using both Macintosh and Windows-based operating systems for over 20 years, and I know each well. I have predominantly owned Macintosh computers for the last 8 years and have learned the operation of Mac-based systems very well. I have been paid to fix Macintosh computers before and am yet to encounter a software-based issue I could not fix on a Mac. Furthermore, I am able to diagnose and correct problems that can arise on Macs fairly quickly and can teach the basics of the operating system to anyone who is interested.
I am extremely proficient with PowerPoint. I have been using the program for 12+ years and have grown to know it very well. I have experience teaching PowerPoint to other students and have always been successful at doing so. I have had numerous speaking occasions where I have had to utilize PowerPoint, as well, so I feel that I have a good idea of the proper way to design presentations with the program.
I began using Microsoft Windows in the 2nd grade, so I have about 22 years of experience with the operating system. I have spent a great deal of personal time learning about the operation and repair of PC's and have always found computers to be very interesting. I have passed numerous college-level courses that relate to and/or were heavily involved with computers. Furthermore, I am proficient with Microsoft Office. Lastly, I have made money fixing PC's as a side-job since I was a teenager.
I have been using Microsoft word for nearly 20 years now. The program has become like second-nature to me. I am positive I can teach this program to anyone who needs assistance.
I was in all advanced science classes in high school and made mostly A's and the occasional B. I had a 3.4 GPA during my two years of undergraduate study as a biochemistry major and took many classes related to health, biology, anatomy, and physiology, all of which have aspects that are studied in nursing programs. Furthermore, I have worked with pharmacy techs to help them earn their certifications and thus am accustomed to much of the math-related skills required to earn a nursing degree such as doing complicated calculations for drug dosages, conversions, and drip-rates.
I have studied pharmacology as a hobby throughout my life as it is one of my most passionate interests, especially psychopharmacology. I am trained in dosage calculation using proportions, ratios, and dimensional analysis. Furthermore, I am familiar with the pharmacological effects of the various classes of drugs and even of individual drugs within those classes on the brain. I have taken graduate-level coursework while on the way to earning my masters in counseling psychology, much of which has dealt with medications, their effects on the brain, and their various uses as treatments.
I have always loved science and still study it to this day in my free time. I made A's and B's in advanced science classes throughout high school and during my first two years as an undergraduate majoring in biochemistry. Furthermore, I have studied the science of counseling psychology at the graduate level, earning 36 hours of credit, have published two scientific posters based on my own research and that of my colleagues, have presented a poster at a regional psychological conference, and am currently under peer-review to publish a scientific article in an academic journal.
I am a primarily self-taught pianist with over 10 years of experience. I traditionally play modern and my own compositions and have little experience playing upper-level, classical music. However, I was helped along the way by an extremely talented, classically trained pianist and organist who played in a European symphony for years. I can teach the basics of piano, music theory, and composition. I continue to play daily and can submit audio samples at will.
I have taught students personally on several standardized tests over my eight years as a tutor, including the Praxis. Like I do when teaching any standardized test, I teach the Praxis by obtaining a practice test booklet and going over the sections and scoring methods used by the manufacturers of the test. I also review relevant strategies suggested by test booklets to increase students' scores. Additionally, I discuss the student's learning style with them and determine the best way to go about teaching the test to them based on their descriptions of the ways in which they tend to learn best. Furthermore, I focus on the student's positive academic abilities and help the student apply them to the test while also working to help the student improve upon their weaknesses in relation to the test. I have taught the Praxis, ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, and PSAT. I have a great deal of personal experience teaching standardized tests and have had success with students on each of the tests I have taught. Lastly, I have taken many standardized tests myself and scored well. I made a 30 on the ACT, a 1210 on the GRE, and I graduated college with 3.7 GPA. I have a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate work in creative writing, and 36 hours of graduate work in counseling psychology.
In high school, I was in advanced math courses and made A's and B's all the way up to and through calculus. In college, I made A's in both Calculus I and II. I have tutored students in math ranging from prealgebra to low-level calculus. I am very comfortable tutoring in math and am confident in my ability to help any student who needs help learning prealgebra.
I have worked as a tutor in a writing center for 6 years at a university during which I proofread hundreds if not thousands of papers. I have also been proofreading papers for friends, family, and classmates for as long as I can remember. I spot errors in published material, commercials, movies, video games, and even academic journals fairly regularly. In graduate school, I proofread every paper written on every study my research team and I conducted. Proofreading is one of my strongest academic skills, and I have proofread everything including but not limited to poems, novels, short stories, lyrics, plays, newspaper articles, grant proposals, PowerPoint presentations, presentation posters, academic papers, peer-reviewed papers, theses, and dissertations. I am extremely confident that I can help anyone with anything they need proofread, as long as it is in English.
I have completed 36 hours of master's-level coursework in psychology. Furthermore, I have 150 hour of supervised counseling experience, have worked as both a student counselor and vocational counselor for a major university. I also have spoken at a regional psychology conference, published two posters, have an academic, psychological article under peer-review, and have attended numerous trainings and seminars based on issues encountered in the field of psychology.
I have worked for a year at a major university tutoring in public speaking at a Speaking Center. I was hired for this job based on my performance in an undergraduate public speaking class in which I made an A. I have formally spoken at a regional psychological conference, given a speech to a youth group on the state of race in America, and given numerous speeches during my tenure as a both a undergraduate and graduate student.
I have been an avid reader my entire life and, during my 3 years as a writing tutor, I was able to discuss practically any book or story my clients were writing about with them; I rarely found myself helping people with literature I was unfamiliar with. I have a BA in English, have won a university writing contest, and also have 12 hours of graduate-level credit in creative writing. I have also worked as a grant writer-- a job in which being a sharp, effective reader is essential. I have helped many clients improve their understandings of what they read and their abilities to enhance their skills as readers. I have also worked closely teaching and mentoring high school teenagers, many of whom I have worked with in order to better their reading abilities.
I have taken the ACT (on which I made 30), the PSAT, the LSAT, and the GRE (on which I made a 1210). I have tutored many students on standardized tests, also. The math sections, in particular, are what my students typically want to work the most on; thus, I am accustomed to teaching math for standardized tests. I have worked with students on the GRE, SAT, ASVAB, LSAT, and ACT, all of which, besides the LSAT, have math sections in which students are expected to know certain aspects of various areas of mathematics. I do my best to assure all of my students that they can relax and are fully capable of doing well. I also place heavy emphasis on the need for a study/test-taking strategy. I have taken many standardized tests and have a reliable knowledge of the skills needed to do well in many of the most common tests and, as I mentioned, have tutored for the math sections of many standardized tests with successful results.
I have a BA in English, have worked for 6 years formally as a writing tutor (which often involved helping students write papers based on their own interpretations of reading assignments), and have been a heavy reader and writer my entire life. I am able to help students improve their abilities related to reading and, more importantly, to strengthen their weaknesses in reading. I have taken several graduate-level literature courses and, while earning my BA, spent a great deal of time sharpening my personal reading skills to increase my reading speed, comprehension, and ability to critically evaluate writing. This has helped me to better understand how to teach others to be better readers. I have taught reading skills to students of all ages with much success. Reading is one of the subjects in which I have the most experience teaching.
I have tutored in writing for approximately 6 years. I have taught hundreds of students in various aspects of writing skills during my years working as a tutor at a university writing center. I have a BA in English and 12 hours of graduate-level creative writing courses. I have also written grants, short stories, science-oriented papers, science-oriented articles, and hundreds of academic papers for assignments. I won a small writing contest in 2010 at my undergraduate university. Writing is a subject I am very passionate about and in which have the most experience teaching. I am confident that I can help anyone who needs assistance on the SAT writing section, as I have had experience and success tutoring students for this section in the past.
I have been a hobbyist songwriter for about a decade. I play multiple instruments, have a foundation in music theory, and am able to explain to others the structure of songs, how they are written, how they are played, and why/how a song "works." For instance, I may play a song and explain the chord progression, the key it's in, the time, and how one can differentiate between different sections of the song while also making the point that all music can be analyzed in this way. My ear is also well-trained, which is helpful when a client wants to sing their material. Because I have a BA in English and master's level experience in creative writing, I can also assist clients who either wish to learn how to write lyrics or who simply would like help with their own lyrics. Finally, I have worked with a large number of individuals in collaborations, which has helped me gain experience explaining ideas about music to others.
I have a great deal of experience with special needs students. I have tutored many people who have mild dyslexia and also worked as an instructor at an outpatient facility for dual-diagnosis clients, which means they have more than one mental issue. That being said, I have many hours of experience teaching students who are either autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, or have Aspergers. Lastly, I have a special place in my heart and am comfortable working with those with mental issues as I gained a great deal of experience working with my older sister, who had a severe case of cerebral palsy.
I have presented a poster at a regional psychological conference to a group of professionals. I have given several speeches, the subjects of which were of my choosing, during my career as both an undergraduate and graduate student. I have also spoken to groups of local youths in my hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi regarding the state of racial issues in America as well as black history. Lastly, I worked for a year as a tutor in my university's Speaking Center. I was hired for this job based on my performance in a public speaking class.
Having worked as a grant writer, public speaking tutor, and writing tutor, spelling has been essential to many of the jobs I have held during my tenure in school. Furthermore, I am an avid reader and writer, and thus utilize both spelling and vocabulary regularly.
I have 6 years of experience as a tutor, a BA in English, and thus I am accustomed to teaching students positive study habits and promoting those habits. I am also a self-teacher, of sorts, which has helped me gain insight into both my own study strengths and weaknesses as well as those of others. Accordingly, I have also learned how to correct these weaknesses by using positive study skills. I have worked with youth groups in which part of my role was to instill positive study habits. Furthermore, as a child with ADHD, I was formally instructed at an early age on appropriate study habits and, conversely, negative or self-defeating study habits. Lastly, as a long-time tutor at a university writing center, I have instructed and provided a great deal of advice to students on the best methods to use while studying.
As a reader in a wide array of subjects, historical periods, and genres, vocabulary is an area in which my knowledge is always expanding. I have been told that my vocabulary is outstanding throughout my life without my trying to show it off. I also have a BA in English and have undergone 12 hours of graduate-level creative writing courses-- so vocabulary has always been important to me if for no other reason than it was necessary in completing my education. Lastly, I have had to use my vocabulary effectively as a grant writer, public speaker, counselor, author, and tutor.
I have taken several history courses at the high school and undergraduate level, making A's and B's in all of them. Furthermore, while earning my BA, much of the required reading was historical in nature; this greatly advanced my knowledge of history. I like to teach history because, if explained correctly, it can be very interesting and surprisingly funny, which I believe makes it easier for students to recall when tested. In my spare time, I often read books and watch documentaries about history, which, albeit subtly, sharpens my understanding of the historical record and makes me even more competent to tutor clients in history.
I have a BA in English and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. I also have coursework in creative writing, which I still continue to do to this day. I currently have a psychology-related, academic article under peer-review for publishing, have published two posters, won a writing contest, and accrued over $50,000 in grant money working as a grant writer. Lastly, I was a writing tutor at my university for 4 years.
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