Hi, my name is David and I would love to be your tutor. I graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2012, and I am currently working in the DC/Maryland/Northern VA area. My two majors were Psychology and Philosophy, and I plan to become a licensed clinical psychologist someday. My specialty is math tutoring of any kind - from Kindergarten math basics up to and including Calculus II (Calculus BC). I have taught classes in the SAT and GRE for Kaplan. I have tutored elementary school, middle school, high school, and college students.
I am also comfortable tutoring working professionals, especially those preparing for graduate school admissions exams (GRE, GMAT, and LSAT). I am especially skilled at standardized test preparation, including the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. None of these tests measure IQ (which is not necessarily static anyways) and each exam can be conquered with proper preparation. I have taken an official GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, and several tutoring companies have contacted me to tutor those exams for them. I know the best study guides for maximizing your score on the SAT and similar tests, which, surprisingly, are often not the default Kaplan study guides that many students use. When tutoring, I have faith in each of my students because I know every student has the capacity to succeed. I see the difficulty or trickiness in questions and I keep my students engaged with the problem at hand, while not letting him or her get discouraged. After tutoring for several years, I learned not to hover or distract a student when he or she is getting the hang of things, but instead to step back and prepare the next lesson. Not knowing how to solve a problem at first eventually leads to improved memory as to how to solve that type of problem when encountered again (as long as you learn how to solve it - which is why I am here). I have noticed that the simple act of sitting with a student will encourage him or her to pay attention and get his or her work done.
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