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Algebra 1
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including algebra I. I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. And perhaps most importantly of all, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
Algebra 2
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including algebra II. I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. And perhaps most importantly of all, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
American History
I took IB History of the Americas and IB 20th Century World Topics in high school (the IB program's equivalent of AP US History) and received a 6 out of 7 ("Very good") on my IB exam. I've always enjoyed learning about history and how each historical event fits into the bigger picture. I would be happy to tutor in American or US history, but would request access to the textbook or advance knowledge of specific topics to be covered in order to be most effective.
Astronomy
I have always enjoyed astronomy and took a college-level astronomy course in which I received an A+. I would be happy to tutor for intro-level astronomy courses, but will request access to the textbook and/or advance knowledge of what topics you are currently studying in order to be most effective.
Biology
I took IB Biology in high school (the IB program is similar to AP classes), and I especially enjoyed learning about Mendelian genetics. I would be happy to tutor for intro-level biology classes, but would request access to the textbook or advance knowledge of specific topics to be covered in order to be most effective.
Elementary (K-6th)
I love working with kids, and I'm available to tutor elementary school students in any subject area. I have experience working with both elementary and middle school students and have tutored them in subjects as diverse as math (including geometry and algebra), English grammar and spelling, biology, and history.
As a successful student myself (valedictorian in high school, triple-major in college), I will not only work with students on specific assignments but on important basic study skills that will serve students well years in the future.
Most importantly, however, I loved going to school and I will work to pass on that love of learning to your child by making learning fun! If you'd simply like me to help your child with homework, I'll find creative ways to help him or her figure out the answers to any particularly tricky questions. If you're interested in tutoring in a particular subject (or several subjects), or if your child needs some extra practice with a particular concept (subtraction, spelling, etc.), I can use colorful flash cards for practice, play math and language games, or illustrate scientific concepts using everyday objects, depending on your child's needs.
Geometry
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including geometry. I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. And perhaps most importantly of all, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
Prealgebra
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including pre-algebra. I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. This is especially important in pre-algebra, often the first introduction a student will have into more advanced mathematics.
Most importantly of all, though, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
Precalculus
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including precalculus (advanced algebra, trigonometry, etc.). I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. And perhaps most importantly of all, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
Trigonometry
I did quite well in all my middle and high school math classes, including trigonometry. I was often the go-to girl for helping my friends understand math concepts they were struggling with. I was able to figure out how to explain the concepts or problems in a way that made sense to them. Later, I used those same skills in a math tutoring program I helped set up at my high school through our school's chapter of the National Honor Society. I eventually majored in mathematics at Rice University, where I was an academic fellow, tutoring students in college-level mathematics, among other subjects.
When tutoring math, my goal is not just to help the student with whatever specific assignment he or she is working on at the time, but to make sure the student learns how to solve other problems like the ones he or she is working on. I can help students understand the concepts behind specific problems and how those concepts fit into the big picture. And perhaps most importantly of all, I love mathematics, and I have always enjoyed helping others learn to love it, too!
Writing
I have always loved to write, and I enjoy using that passion to help others work with language as well. I graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English, so I've written my fair share of essays of varying lengths. I have experience writing essays not only for English classes (analyzing literature, presenting an argument, or structuring a story, for example), but for history, philosophy, math, physics, linguistics, French, and astronomy classes as well, just to name a few.
At Rice, as an academic mentor, I often worked with fellow students on writing and revising essays. Several students came back after they had received a grade on their essays to thank me and tell me they'd gotten A's. I can help you design an effective thesis statement, structure your paper in a logical way, or simply look over your work to catch grammar errors or reword awkward sentences. Sometimes all an essay needs is a second pair of eyes.
I also enjoy working with younger students and would be happy to help with shorter papers, understanding the basics of writing a good sentence, or completing writing worksheets for class.
And if you have a less conventional writing assignment, I can probably help with that, too! I have experience working with students to write and edit poetry, and have even written several essays in French.