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"I have never let schooling interfere with my education." --Mark Twain
I am a first generation college student who was born and raised in Paterson, N.J. and Newark, N.J. I graduated Cum Laude from high school and attended Dartmouth College. Outside of my work with WyzAnt, I work at an education non-profit organization which conducts college preparation for low-income students in New Jersey. In the following year, I will hopefully be beginning a post-bac program in either mathematics or physics at Columbia University.
During high school for approximately 2 years, I had been tutoring as a volunteer for grades 1-5 in math, science and English in a Hartford, Connecticut public elementary school. After graduation, I had been working as a private tutor for elementary (K-6th) students in the Northern NJ area. I currently tutor one student in elementary school for general reading, math and science. Previously, I have tutored 3 elementary school students in everything from general science to reading comprehension to Spanish review. I also currently volunteer with a non-profit organization called Paterson Education Fund, which helps support elementary as well as high school students in the city of Paterson, N.J.. I am also studying to prepare for my teacher's certification program next year.
For approximately 2 years, I tutored as a volunteer for grades 1-5 in math, science and English in a Hartford, Connecticut public elementary school. It included ESL work with many non-native English speaking students, mostly Spanish speakers, who were enrolled in class and had difficulty. For 6 months, I tutored three students with ESL work (two Spanish speakers, one Mandarin Chinese speaker) at a New Hampshire high school. I had received a job offer last summer to work as an ESL teacher at a public school in Seoul, South Korea through a private teaching English abroad company called Ivy in Asia. However, I turned down the offer due to personal/family reasons. I currently participate in language exchange sessions at local public libraries in the North NJ area. I currently work with a Chinese Mandarin student in mainly pronunciation, and will soon be helping a Korean-speaking student with grammar and pronunciation.
I audited a Linear Algebra course during my undergraduate career. In addition, I have have tutored several students in the past whom have taken Calculus with Linear Algebra included in their coursework. In addition, I am currently enrolled online in a MOOC course for Linear Algebra as well as Quantum Mechanics to continue my practice in this subject.
I have tutored three separate students in Regents exams over the past few years, including a student whom had been tutored in Geometry, Global History and Physics simultaneously. Most recently, I have set my Regents focus on math and have primarily covered the Algebra and Geometry regents with recent students.
During the past few years, I have been helping students find different sets of study skills to help them complete homework assignments and study for tests in all their subjects. I have done this working as a private tutor for students who sometimes needed help with three to five subjects in an hour. I taught them memorization skills, mnemonics and other techniques, as well as providing them online resources and books which would help them continue their progress. In addition, I currently work with a non-profit education organization helping low-income high school students with their homework and SAT review. I have been primarily focusing on general study skills and resources for many of these students, whether they are having any constraints due to time, budget, study area or otherwise.
Extremely Effective/Goes the Extra Mile — After just a few sessions, my daughter's grades in Geometry have improved tremendously (she got a 100% on her last quiz). John is adept at assisting his students in grasping concepts which have otherwise eluded them. If that weren't enough, John takes the extra time in the evenings to create study sheets for my daughter to assist in her review for upcoming tests. Really a fantastic person and a ...
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