Hi there! My name is Suzanne M. I am a 23 year old undergraduate student at CUNY Hunter College where I study environmental earth science, geology and archaeology. I am also a member and employee of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, an interdisciplinary studies program at the university. My current qualifications of the earth sciences include a specialty in the geological sciences and earth system concepts. Though I specialize in physical geology, I also have working knowledge of climatology and oceanography. For a while, I was employed with the National Parks Service where I have worked in environmental sustainability, habitat restoration and community leadership. After traveling throughout the U.S. National Parks system I have also collected extensive photographs of many geological formations from all over the country and I use them as visual guides for students to see working geology in its natural environment.
I grew up in San Francisco, California where I was enrolled in a Chinese Immersion Program since kindergarten. Thus, I am fluent in Cantonese Chinese and I speak some Mandarin as well. Though I am of Arab descent, the only working Arabic I knew until recently was a little bit of the Palestinian dialect but since I have been studying Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic at Hunter, my proficiency has significantly improved.
Throughout my studies at Hunter, I also had the chance to study abroad in Jordan, England, Greece and Egypt so I feel fortunate to have met with people from all over the world.
It would be my pleasure to tutor anyone in the earth sciences, Chinese language and Arabic language. Likewise, I am qualified to tutor in various math and English levels, as well as K-12 science concepts such as chemistry, physics and astronomy.
I like to make the learning experience engaging and fun, with creative approaches to remembering vocabulary or difficult concepts. My love for all my subjects (and more!) excites me to pass on my knowledge to anyone who is interested in learning them, or is having trouble making sense of all the information. There is no one method to learning science or a foreign language, and I understand how tough the process can be (I've been there.) So I'm not critical and I truly want to work with you! =]
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