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My goal as a tutor is to do more than improve on a single topic but rather teach the student better methods and study habits so they can succeed in every subject throughout their academic career. Every student learns differently; therefore, I focus on both strengths and weaknesses to improve study habits, problem solving and organization. I believe in working toward an end result where the student no longer needs my help because we have established the academic tools they need to succeed on their own.
Currently I attend the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate student majoring in ACS Chemistry and minoring in Mathematics. Previously I was in attendance at the U.S. Naval Academy working towards a Bachelor of Science in English. I have taken extensive mathematics, English, and science courses along with training in learning skills and practical problem solving. Previously I acted as a tutor for fellow students at the Naval Academy and Pellissippi State. My extracurricular activities include numerous debate teams, academic bowl teams, participation in Model United Nations and society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I've received numerous awards in math, English, physics, and public speaking. I love to read, paint, swim and backpack when I have free time because I believe that it is the well-rounded individual who has the best chance at success.
I am currently minoring in math. I have taken this course and passed with high scores, as well as Calc 1, 2, and 3 which are the building blocks for this subject. This logic based math class is about how you learn and ensuring it is explained in a manner that utilizes that specific learning style.
At the age of 11 I started participating in public speaking competitions where I consistently won the highest awards in my age group. During high school I took courses in leadership and public speaking, participated in mock trials, was valedictorian and speaker at my graduation.
In college I have been an active member of my policy debate team, model united nations, and other such groups. I have given a number of presentations to my peers as well as sat before Senator interview panels and military promotion boards. I have given demonstrations and helped educate my peers in public speaking while in attendance at the U.S. Naval Academy and I can help anyone who suffers from glossophobia (fear of public speaking) as I have given lectures to my peer groups on the subject.
Learning and studying are two very different things. A person can easily learn something but if they never find the discipline or desire to attempt they will never gain that knowledge. Through out my high school, naval and college career I have worked with students, taken study skills courses and participated in numerous learning type course. I have found that there is a process to designing a study method that optimizes learning for each individual and I can work with a student to better establish it.
Excellent Tutor and Excellent Results! — Amanda has been such a wonderful tutor for my daughter. She tutored her throughout her junior year of high school, helping her prepare for the ACT and also helping her increase her score. After using Amanda, my daughter's math score went up six points! She is extremely patient, kind, and most of all, extremely helpful. She has made such a difference, and we are truly thankful for the results!! ...
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