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college of southern nevada (Elementary Education)
Though currently carrying a 4.0 GPA, I wasn't always a good student. As someone who has seen the high costs of high school slacking and made a full recovery in my college career, I can offer key perspective to students who aren't living up to their potentials. I know what it takes to get it together, and can help them get there without seeming patronizing because I know exactly what it's like to be in their shoes.
Most of my students are remedial, but I also love working with gifted and talented students, either finding ways to engage them in day-to-day schoolwork or helping to provide an extra challenge.
My introduction to tutoring was through my first college in Las Vegas, in their peer tutoring program. At the time I was exploring a number of different majors, and took classes from Fencing to French to Middle Eastern Dance. I continued tutoring as I moved to Southern California and eventually went back to school, first for Psychology and then for Bioengineering. Over my various schools and majors, I've studied a broad range of subjects, including six languages (currently I'm working on Arabic). My plan is to move from a degree in bioengineering into medical school, and I'm considering becoming a surgeon.
My most-requested subjects are test preps, mainly ASVAB, SAT, and GED. I've also done quite a bit of high-school math, and K-12 reading and writing. I'm a patient but enthusiastic tutor, providing a gently structured environment for students to thrive. I love teaching, and I do my best to engage students' natural curiosity in whatever subject I'm presenting. At the heart of my approach is fostering vital student skills which will help the student move on from my tutelage a more confident and independent scholar.
In addition to traditional face-to-face tutoring, I also offer scheduled and as-needed remote tutoring at a reduced hourly rate. This can be a great option for students who need less oversight, are located outside my travel area, or have a smaller budget. Email me for more information about this approach. Though currently carrying a 4.0 GPA, I wasn't always a good student. As someone who has seen the high costs of high school slacking and made a full recovery in my college career, I can offer key perspective to students who aren't living up to their potentials. I know what it takes to get it together, and can help them get there without seeming
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I scored very highly on the ASVAB (overall 93), and I've helped peers turn failing scores into career victories. Most of my tutoring has been in overall test preparation along with verbal and math test areas. I work with an ASVAB prep textbook to keep lessons on-track for ASVAB-required subjects.
I consider it an honor to help future soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen reach their full potential in the US Armed Forces.
Geometry is one of my most commonly-requested subjects. It's often difficult for algebra-minded students to succeed in geometry, so I help them understand geometry in algebraic terms wherever possible. I've been tutoring geometry for about four years, and most of my students see a letter grade improvement in the first month with me.
Reading is one of my most frequently requested subjects. From first-time readers at five or six to older kids and adults struggling with reading comprehension or age-appropriate vocabulary, I've worked with a vast range of students and skill levels.
I'm compassionate and patient, offering students appropriate reading materials which are a little bit challenging, but not so far ahead that they can't be understood. I've worked with Kindergarteners at the beginning stages of letter recognition and phonics and adults preparing for the ASVAB or GED who are behind on reading skills.
The foundation of all my tutoring subjects is rooted in good study skills. Taking good notes, learning to use textbooks and other resources fully, and independent problem solving skills are key to academic success. Study skills students will learn how to take and organize notes, create study aids, make the most of textbooks, and develop good study habits.
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