I started tutoring almost a decade ago, having assisted students from k-12 and college, along with several adult learners. I began first at a local after-school program, helping students from k-6 on areas such as mathematics
. While in high school, I was enrolled in numerous AP classes (some include AP Biology
, World History
, US History
, Political Science
, and Economics
) and was listed as an AP Scholar with distinction. I also tutored students in my spare time, mainly in statistics
, world history
, Earth science
, and ESL
, either assisting them with class material or in preparation for Regents
or other standardized tests. During my time now in college I have focused on areas such as statistics, psychology
, and philosophy
, along with extensive copy editing
and grammatical assistance for essay
When I tutor students, I ensure that they completely understand a problem and the recommended process by which to find the solution. Some, especially younger students, will say they understand a problem, but in truth lack a full understanding. I found this is because students are either embarrassed about their mistakes, or want to finish their work as quickly as possible (because their parents are forcing them to see a tutor!).
For example, one student experienced difficulty writing
essays, despite frequent visits to tutors. It was obvious that the tutors were not actively involved in her learning process for this blunder to have gone unnoticed. I helped change this by taking the time to go through not only the essay structure, but what a reader should be thinking, paragraph-by-paragraph, as he or she reviews sources for an essay. I personally believe that rushing through material on which a student lacks clarity is not only a waste of his or her time, but mine. I would rather have a student feel knowledgeable about five class topics than have a student with passing knowledge on ten.
There is also a tendency for some tutors to answer additional parts of a problem than at once necessary. If a student does not understand a step in a problem, I will resist providing the next step until all other options have been exhausted. This usually entails clueing students as to what the goal of the problem is and how they are to solve it. Some students can learn via simple memorization of a process absent complete understanding (rote learning), but active learning often helps students better retain information. This also works with non-analytical tasks, though other techniques are included.
I hope that I can assist you on your academic journey!
24 hours notice required
More than one hour at a time – $35
2 to 3 students at a time – $30
2-3 for more than one hour – $25
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10009