Current status: During the summer I tutor Sundays most of the day and Monday through Thursday evenings, but most of the weeknight slots are already filled. In early to mid August I will begin planning my schedule for the 2014-15 school year. After accommodating the needs of my returning students, I can begin taking new students for the fall. Please write with any questions or requests.
I have more than 12 years of experience tutoring students as young as 8 and as old as 70+ years. I have worked extensively with middle and high schoolers, college students, and returning adult students.
I taught high school math in North Carolina (Intro to HS Math all the way through Calculus BC) for four years. I also hold a teaching certificate in ESL/ESOL (teaching English to non-native speakers). My Bachelor's is in chemical engineering, which gives me a strong background in chemistry, physics, and other mathematical sciences.
I have a minor in Spanish and speak well. Most of the music I listen to is in Spanish and there are many Spanish speakers in my life. So I can help students in beginning Spanish and on, or help people who just want a practical grasp of Spanish for their work or daily lives.
The time I have invested learning a foreign language has given me a deep understanding of how English sentences are structured. Therefore, my grammar and writing are excellent and I enjoy helping others express themselves effectively.
I can teach all portions of the SAT and ACT and have lots of experience doing so. My GRE scores were very high as well. I am certain private tutoring with me is the best help available. (I have taught for some of the big-name companies). But, please note that these tests are substantially different than tests on specific concepts so scores are less plastic than grades in a class.
I generally navigate academic settings well and like to help others reach their full potential in their classes and personal endeavors. As a Caldwell Scholar alumna, I have interviewed students applying for the program, so I know what colleges are looking for. As I high school teacher, I helped students with college applications and saw 3 of my students win prestigious full scholarships.
Even in subjects with which I am not familiar, I am often able to dissect a textbook in a way that makes more sense to a student than simply reading or listening to a lecture.
Logistics: I travel to students' homes unless they'd rather meet somewhere else. I try to space appointments appropriately, but I am at the mercy of traffic, so sometimes will run late (or early if everything is going smoothly). I do NOT rush out of my students' homes after 59 minutes and 30 seconds if there are still questions, so please be understanding if I am a few minutes late. I strive to be flexible and understanding of my students' schedules as well.
Contact me with any questions!
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