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Ruth S.

Experienced Tutor for English, Geometry, Algebra, and SAT Preparation

Charlottesville, VA (22901)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$40.00
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Ruth's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 2
Geometry
Logic
SAT Math
Statistics
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Anatomy
Ecology
Geology
Philosophy
Physical Science
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
French
Russian more »
TOEFL
History:
American History
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Social Studies more »
World History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Public Speaking more »
Homeschool:
Algebra 2
English
ESL/ESOL
French
Geometry
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Statistics
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ASVAB
GED
GRE
Praxis more »
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
French
Grammar
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Russian more »
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Praxis

I am currently working toward a Virginia Teaching license, and as a result have taken one Praxis II test, and am preparing to take others. I scored a 183 on the Social Studies: Content Knowledge exam in July 2013 (out of a possible range of 100-200). Average scores are in the 158-177 range. I can work with other aspiring teachers to improve test preparations skills and do their very best on these challenging exams.

Public Speaking

As a high school student, I participated in Debate Club and Model United Nations. After completing my Masters degree, I joined the Toastmasters International Club to improve my public speaking skills. I was a member of the U.S. Delegation to Habitat II, the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held in Istanbul in 1996. Not only can I help students to prepare and be comfortable when preparing for a public speaking engagement, I can help coach them on connecting with the audience, maintaining a good cadence and eye contact, and employing humor, if needed, to regain composure.

Russian

I studied Russian language and culture as an undergraduate student at American University in Washington, DC. I experienced life in the then Soviet Union through an immersion program traveling to Moscow and St. Petersburg during my semester abroad. After earning my M.A. in International Development, I had an opportunity to return to Russia as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Social Studies

I have been a substitute teacher for Social Studies classes in grades 6-8, and have successfully completed the Praxis II in Social Studies in preparation for earning my teaching license from the Virginia Department of Education.

Study Skills

I am currently working toward a Virginia Teaching license. I tutor students from grade school to graduate school, and I have found that each and every person benefits from coaching on planning and time management. Although each individual learns differently and faces a wide variety of challenges when tackling a new subject, basic time management and study skills help the student to overcome those challenges one step at a time. Many students are struggling because they are overwhelmed by increasing amounts of homework as they grow older. While some teachers DO assign too much homework, each student can learn to approach every task more efficiently and productively. I help students to look ahead in their schedules and strategically organize their time, so that they can complete their homework assignments, and approach each test feeling fully prepared, well-rested and confident.

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Approved Subjects

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