I'm Jordan. I'll be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from Williams College in June 2013, and I've had a good bit of experience tutoring my friends in math and English courses all the way up to the college level. I'm very creative when it comes to generating teaching and learning processes - largely due to having to overcome my own issues with sustaining attention - and I'm very committed to ensuring that my tutoring encourages the intellectual self-empowerment my students.
In general I seek to nudge students toward their own discoveries by allowing them to engage the material in its simplest conceptual form before emphasizing the importance and freedom available in such a form's flexible, complex, and highly personal application. In writing, I have tended to stress the importance of clear argumentation/structure, but I always seek to strike a balance between this motive and a desire to allow the writer's voice and expression to unfurl intact.
I'm comfortable with just about all math at and below calculus-level; I scored in the 99th percentile on the Math portion of the SAT.
Additionally, I'd love to help someone with spelling - I placed second in the Regional Bee in 6th grade and have been working on learning techniques that involve playing Bananagrams!
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