Hello future student/parent!
My name is Areefa. Thank you for visiting my profile and being interested in learning more about me. You can say I have quite a unique background with qualifications in both media-arts and science. I earned my 1st BA in Biology (major) from Kean University and then my 2nd BA in Media Studies (Film and Video Production) from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). I earned Magna Cum Laude in both Degrees. I believe in working smarter, not harder, towards your goals. That is why I love teaching because I think knowledge is supposed to be shared.
Right now I am offering one-to-one tutoring in Media Studies (Film and Video Production) and English as a 2nd Language. I have real-world experience as a freelance Videographer and a Video Editor. My very 1st student film was accepted at the Ava Gardener Film Festival and after that I have co-directed and edited different types of Video projects. I have also volunteered as a camera operator at WLXI (TCT Channel).
Now I also teach ESL (English as a 2nd Language) and help with TOEFL preparation. I passed my TOEFL test on the very 1st attempt as I had a good tutor: my big brother (so I understand the importance of individual attention). I was accepted at several colleges with my TOEFL scores and quite honestly it did not take me more than just a couple of months of preparation. And after that I took many ESL courses in college and did very well in those. Eventually I did so well in all my ESL classes my adviser recommended me to take English classes with regular native speakers of English during my Undergraduate years. I am the youngest of my siblings from an immigrant family. So I have personal experience in ESL learning.
I have worked with students from teens to adults. I pay careful attention to a student’s weaknesses and strengths and so I customize my teaching style according to the student and the type of subject.
I love to teach subject areas I really enjoyed learning myself as a student as I think that is the key to effective tutoring. I hope you will consider me in helping you with your subject needs. You will be satisfied with the results.
Hope you are having a wonderful day.
PS: Very soon I will be tutoring Science (Biology) Lessons too. So stay tuned for that.
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