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If you have ever struggled to learn new concepts in the classroom or spent hours studying only to find out that you failed the exam, then trust me when I say that I completely understand. As a student, I disliked school. I didn't like sitting in class listening to lectures, and I hated studying alone. I oftentimes felt that the effort I put in was not reflected in the grades that I received. It wasn't until I became a teacher that I learned how to become a better student.
For over two years, I have taught hundreds of students SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS strategies. I have worked with two well-known test prep companies both in Texas and abroad as a teacher in the Middle East. I have an extremely high success rate for helping students achieve their goals if they are willing to put in the work to make it happen.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, so I have taken a substantial amount of coursework in the sciences as well as math. After graduating college, I taught in Beaumont, Texas as an SAT instructor. I then moved back to Houston, Texas where I continued to do seminars and proctor several SAT exams. Later on, I moved to Doha, Qatar in the Middle East where I worked full time as a test prep instructor teaching PSAT, SAT, SAT II Biology and Chemistry, ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS. I've taught private as well as group classes, and I like to be as interactive as possible with my students. That's how I know there is an understanding of the material as we review it.
I assign a large amount of homework, but it is only to ensure that we make the most of our time together. I want for you to see improvements, but you have to be willing to prove your competency of the material by completing your homework on your own; however, do not feel overwhelmed by this as I will go over questions that you may have had from any assignment. As we work together, I will be able to gauge what changes need to be made to my own curriculum in order to meet your needs. I have a tremendous amount of material and knowledge in order to help you progress. Your starting score is not as important as the effort you are willing to put in to achieve your goal.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but we can also set up a makeup class if you need to cancel. I am willing to meet at a nearby library to provide services.
I really hope to hear from you soon!
I have over two years of experience teaching ACT English in both Texas and abroad as an ACT instructor in the Middle East. I have taught students of various academic capabilities. I have the knowledge and the resources to help students increase their scores.
I have experience helping students with Algebra I both in class as a teacher and also as a tutor. I have worked with students of various skill levels in algebra. I have over two years of experience in this area of tutoring.
I have experience teaching chemistry as an instructor both in Texas and in Doha, Qatar. I have primarily worked with high school students preparing for their SAT II Chemistry exams. However, I also have ample chemistry tutoring experience as I oftentimes help my students prepare by providing individualized tutoring sessions.
I have taught basic math to students as a teacher and a tutor. I have experience working with students who have very little knowledge of basic math concepts. I have a very strong math and science teaching background.
I have about two years of experience teaching ESL students over seas as a teacher in the Middle East. I have taught students reading, writing, and speaking techniques in order to help perfect and better learn English. I have worked with various age groups from teenagers to adults, and the students that I have worked with all have various levels of English proficiency.
I have experience teaching Algebra I and Prealgebra as a tutor and as a teacher in a classroom setting. I have helped students improve their proficiency in Prealgebra by providing one on one support. I have worked with students of all academic levels to help them learn the basic algebra skills that they missed in the classroom.
I have experience helping students with reading comprehension skills. I have taught classes that had very strong reading components as an ACT, SAT, and TOEFL instructor. I focused heavily on how to read and interpret information.
I have taught SAT math to hundreds of students both in the US and abroad. I have worked with students of various academic capabilities to help them achieve the scores that they want. I know many SAT math strategies and various techniques to help students improve on this test that they won't necessarily learn in the classroom.
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