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Ruth S.

Charlottesville, VA

$40/hr

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

Background check passed as of 7/17/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

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

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I am a National Merit Scholar with a BA in Economics and an MA in International Development, currently working on ESL certification. I am a long-time freelance writer, with experience working for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Russia and Eastern Europe. My focus is on integrating the subject matter with the current interests of the student, making the learning process interesting so that the material will be easy to remember. I also help students with effective time management and study planning.

Testimonials

"Outstanding!"

- Duke, Culpeper, VA on 6/24/14

"Very well organized, energetic, and thoughtful."

- Jerry, Charlottesville, VA on 2/23/14

"Excellent job"

- Brenda, Ruckersville, VA on 10/8/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Ecology, Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Russian,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Russian,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Ruth’s Resources

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Hi Richard:   The information contained in your post appears both erroneous and incomplete.  Adding 65% and 45% brings us to 110%.  Is it 65%/35% or is it 55%/45%?   If John Doe surveyed everyone planning to take the evening class, the results of the survey would...

American University
Economics and International Relations
American University School of International Service
Master's
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification (100 hours)
Graduate Coursework

Education

American University (Economics and International Relations)

American University School of International Service (Master's)

Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification (100 hours) (Graduate Coursework)

Outstanding! — Ruth is an outstanding tutor. Extremely well organized, very enthusiastic, and has an excellent study plan for the SAT. We are very pleased with her! ...

— Duke, Culpeper, VA on 6/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 20 miles of Charlottesville, VA 22901.


About Ruth

I am a National Merit Scholar with a BA in Economics and an MA in International Development, currently working on ESL certification. I am a long-time freelance writer, with experience working for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Russia and Eastern Europe. My focus is on integrating the subject matter with the current interests of the student, making the learning process interesting so that the material will be easy to remember. I also help students with effective time management and study planning.

Testimonials

"Outstanding!"

- Duke, Culpeper, VA on 6/24/14

"Very well organized, energetic, and thoughtful."

- Jerry, Charlottesville, VA on 2/23/14

"Excellent job"

- Brenda, Ruckersville, VA on 10/8/13

Education

American University
Economics and International Relations
American University School of International Service
Master's
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification (100 hours)
Graduate Coursework

Education

American University (Economics and International Relations)

American University School of International Service (Master's)

Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification (100 hours) (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Charlottesville, VA 22901

Ruth’s Subjects

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Ruth’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Ruth. View all of Ruth’s resources

Hi Richard:   The information contained in your post appears both erroneous and incomplete.  Adding 65% and 45% brings us to 110%.  Is it 65%/35% or is it 55%/45%?   If John Doe surveyed everyone planning to take the evening class, the results of the survey would...


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