My name is Alec, and I recently graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. I've worked as a tutor for many years, including providing essay help to Princeton students as a Writing Center Fellow. I specialize in test prep (SAT and ACT), and can provide help in social studies (Government and American History), English (writing, literature, grammar), and math (any level up to and including pre-calculus).
To me, tutoring is a delicate balance between a hands-on and hands-off approach. Any tutor worth his salt will know not just how to guide students through concepts, but also when to let the student attempt problems without help. As the student learns a concept, the first approach is used more often; once he or she has mastered a subject, the second becomes more important.
But I think tutoring should also be fun! I know that's a cliche, but I truly believe in developing lasting relationships with each student and developing a rapport. Because there's only one student to help, there's no excuse not to make the lessons engaging and personalized to their interests. In particular, if you have a student who loves sports but struggles with math, I have a slew of analogies that can help.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear from you soon!
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