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As a recent Honors graduate of SUNY Albany, I am looking to reach out in the greater Albany community and pass my education forward. During my time as an undergraduate, I worked briefly as a tutor for the school's Economic Opportunity Program. I enjoyed every minute of the job and formed a fulfilling relationship with my student. While I haven't always had formal tutoring positions, I have a history of helping friends with homework assignments and test preparation.
My foremost areas of interest are in high school English and math, although I am very open to working with younger students as well. In addition, I can provide help with Regents, SAT, and ACT test preparation. Providing useful examples and reviewing students' previous work to evaluate their areas of weakness are a couple of my strategies. While my goal is certainly to improve students' overall performance and test scores, I intend to provoke genuine thought and engagement in those with whom I work.
I am extremely organized and committed to my schedule. Student and parent satisfaction is highly important to me, so I encourage feedback! I look forward to meeting and working with prospective students!
Knowing the basics is essential in order to progress to the next level in mathematics. I was a math student until my sophomore year of college, and I tutored one student in pre-calculus during my final semester at school. I've had ample opportunity to brush up on my math knowledge and I have always loved working through math problems on my own and with others. The key to successfully understanding math at the basic level, I believe, is not to memorize but to understand.
I graduated with a 4.0 in the English major from SUNY Albany this spring. I love all aspects of the subject, from reading to writing to editing, and I've had much experience in each of these areas. College English classes are often very discussion-oriented, so I'm used to communicating thoughts and ideas to others.
I am proficient in both grammatical and stylistic elements of writing, having majored in English at SUNY Albany and received a 4.0 GPA in that major. I greatly enjoy looking over others' papers and assisting in all areas of proofreading. My list of future career possibilities includes editing/publishing, so I would certainly love to gain more experience in this field!
I received grades in the 90s on all of my Regents exams save for Physics and Chemistry. I received an 87 and an 88 on those two exams, respectively. I am very familiar with the Regents format and think that I can be of particular help to students who struggle with interpreting test questions.
Like the other two SAT sections, the SAT math section tests students on their ability to interpret the questions as much as it tests their understanding of the material itself. I can certainly help students develop a process for reading questions more efficiently. Of course, I can help with the math too! I scored a 670 on my math SAT and have only learned more since high school.
Reading through long passages during an exam that lasts many hours can be daunting. I aim to help students develop strategies for efficiently locating a passage's main ideas. We will also focus on looking at the question that is asked and reading with that question in mind. I scored a 710 on my SAT Reading exam and have strong reading comprehension skills from my days as an English major.
When it comes to the SAT, a lot of students are thrown off by the ways in which questions are worded. I can help to work through these dilemmas and to give students a clearer picture of the sorts of sentence errors that the Writing section highlights. I received a 790 on the SAT Writing exam, so I am well-versed in this section's expectations.
For shapes with only three sides, triangles have given way to some pretty tricky math! Fortunately, there are a number of easy tricks for understanding and remembering the math surrounding sin, cos, tan, and all of those other trigonometry elements. As a college-level calculus and physics student, I've continuously confronted trigonometry and have a good grasp of the key concepts.
Many years of reading have contributed to the expansion of my vocabulary. When it comes to tutoring, oftentimes vocabulary assignments and exams require students to evaluate the context in which a vocabulary word appears, rather than just the word itself. I can help students to develop these sorts of deduction skills.
As an undergraduate at SUNY Albany I completed around 20 papers each year and wrote a 50 page Honors Thesis in my senior year to cap it off. I'm quite experienced with writing and can offer tips and practice in areas of grammar, organization, argumentation, style, and much more. After years of seeing my own professors' comments and marks on my papers, I have sharpened my eye to the components that improve writing.
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