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My name is Renee and I am new to Seattle. I just moved here from Vermont after graduating with honor from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. I have a natural ability with teaching and a passion for it. I started teaching my younger brother to read when I was in fourth grade and he was in second. Over time,I also tutored him in study skills, vocabulary, and writing. I have also tutored in reading, writing, history, and basic math. I particularly specialize in helping write essays and research papers. In high school I tutored in English and history as part of National Honors Society. In college I served as an academic mentor for one of my sorority sisters and I was responsible for keeping her motivated and providing study support as well as advice on course selections. While at college I took a well rounded selection of liberal arts courses. I majored in theater and minored in philosophy and comparative religions. I graduated magna cum laude and was a member of two honor societies. Last summer I worked as a general camp counselor responsible for a cabin of girls age 13-16 and was the head drama instructor as well as an arts and crafts instructor. Upon arrival in Seattle, I spent the summer working as a teaching intern for Taproot Theater. I taught acting, movement, musical theater, film, improv, and theory. I was an AVID academic coach at Highland Middle School and Interlake High School in Bellevue. I started tutoring through Wyzant in 2010. I have worked with students of all ages in a variety of academic disciplines including: English, biology, human geography, history, government, anthropology, and general study skills/organization. My specialty is teaching writing. I am available to come to your house, or meet you at a location of your choice. Additionally I offer consultation sessions over email. My schedule is flexible and I take on both long term and short term students. As a tutor I am patient and encouraging and am able to help others focus on and even enjoy their studies. I am fun and laid back but work hard and help others do the same.
I worked as a tutor for the AVID program which prepares students for college. I specialize in helping with applications and college essays. I can offer guidance in researching and selecting schools. I can help with building the study skills necessary for success in college.
I am adept with helping students grasp literary terms and concepts. I excel in helping students develop their essay writing skills. I can offer both guidance on understanding an assignment and creating a first draft as well as proof reading and perfecting an essay. I have a passion for reading books and writing. I can help instill this in others.
I have always had an interest in studying other cultures and in particular world religions. In college I self designed a program of study examining the intersection of art and culture in multiple societies. I am interested in how different cultures view the world and how they express those beliefs through cultural norms, ritual, art, and performance. I have studied Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Neopaganism, as well as the religious beliefs of multiple cultural/ethnic groups. In college I double minored in comparative world religions and philosophy.
I excel in helping students develop their essay writing skills. I can offer guidance on effective research methods, understanding an assignment and creating a first draft, as well as proof reading and perfecting an essay. I tutored writing in high school and college. I know the format for writing papers for a variety of subjects. I can help students find their own voice in their writing.
Professional, Patiently Helped with Personal Statement — Renee was very knowledgeable in helping me with my personal statement for the University of Washington and patient with my schedule changes. As a result of having her help, I was accepted to UW Bothell and the personal statement was a major part of my application. ...
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