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Harrison R.

San Diego, CA

$40/hour

10+ years experience tutoring all ages

5.0 average from 1 ratings
On time and great with kids!
— Karina, La Jolla, CA on 10/13/16

$40/Hour


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SMU (Southern Methodist University
Political Science

Education

SMU (Southern Methodist University (Political Science)

About Harrison

The thing I love most about tutoring is seeing my students grow to believe in themselves and display a sense of achievement when they master a subject. I have been tutoring since I was 12 years old, and throughout my experiences, I have focused on empowering the student to understanding the problem, as opposed to simply doing the work for them. My students often start off unenthusiastic about a particular subject, but by the end of their time with me, they demonstrate excitement at their ability to conquer a challenging topic with ease. In my 10 years of tutoring, I have worked with students of all ages, demographics, and backgrounds, on a variety of subjects including writing, math, ISEE prep, SAT prep, essays, history, and political science.

Aside from tutoring, I am a sports fanatic, an avid reader, traveler, and an aspiring non-profit founder. I spent the last 2 years working in Washington, D.C. for a government consulting firm, and recently moved backed to my hometown of San Diego.

I am a master of manipulating words to convey the exact message I am trying to get across to the reader. I spent my entire college career reading dense material, writing lengthy essays, and editing my peers' writing assignments. In my most recent job, I was responsible for preparing press releases, communications materials, mass marketing emails, and editing reports. I have also tutored countless students in proper writing techniques, and have instilled in most of them a love for writing.

I have tutored several students in various levels of the ISEE test, and have taken several ISEE tests myself in order to get a grasp on the exam material and structure.

For the first 6 years of my tutoring career, I worked exclusively with elementary school students of all ages, demographics, and backgrounds. Not only was I responsible for assisting in their academic endeavors, but I served as a role model for proper behavior and social interaction. My many years of experience tutoring elementary school students has allowed me to develop effective ways of conveying concepts in a simple and easy-to-understand form.

I received a BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, graduating with a 3.65 GPA. I took a broad array of courses, including East Asian International Relations, National Security, International Political Economy, Soviet History, Making Democracy Work, Political Geography, and Comparative Politics. In addition to my studies, I have over 2 years of experience working directly with the federal government in Washington, D.C. as a government consultant. In my free time, I read Foreign Affairs magazine and am an avid viewer of Bloomberg news.

To my students, I try to be more than just an instructor. I aim to serve as a mentor, teacher, and a friend. My wide array of tutoring experiences has equipped me with the tools necessary to effectively communicate any concept to any type of student, which I believe is of immense value in a tutor.
The thing I love most about tutoring is seeing my students grow to believe in themselves and display a sense of achievement when they master a subject. I have been tutoring since I was 12 years old, and throughout my experiences, I have focused on empowering the student to understanding the problem, as opposed to simply doing the work for them. My Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Willing to negotiate rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92101

"On time and great with kids!"

- Karina, La Jolla, CA on 10/13/16
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ISEE,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
STAAR
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Table Tennis,
Tennis

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.

ACT English

I have tutored students in both the ACT and SAT English sections, primarily through a professional tutoring company, Varsity Tutors. I scored a 730 on my SAT writing section and a 680 on the reading.

Basketball

I have been playing basketball since I was a little kid, and coached several of my younger sister's basketball teams.

In addition, I have served as an assistant coach to my father's basketball recreational league teams on several occasions.

Lastly, I spend hours a day watching basketball, and am familiar with numerous techniques, coaching styles, and game strategies.

Elementary Math

I have 10+ years tutoring elementary school students in math, reading, and writing. I have tutored several students in middle school and high school level math in preparation for standardized tests such as the ISEE and SAT

English

I have over 10 years of experience tutoring children of all ages in writing. I took multiple high level English classes in high school, and spent my entire college career writing essays, all of which received a B+ or above.

My friends frequently have me read over their written material for both school and work, which is a testament to my grasp of the English language.

ISEE

I have tutored several students at various levels of ISEE through a professional tutoring company. My students showed significant improvement over the course of just a couple weeks, and I received excellent reviews regarding my teaching methods.

I have taken several ISEE practice tests in order to gain a understanding of the material and exam structure.

Political Science

I graduated with a Political Science degree from Southern Methodist University in 2014, finishing with a 3.65 GPA. In took a wide variety of courses, ranging from national security to international political economy.

In addition, I spent the last 2 years working directly with the federal government in Washington, D.C. as a government consultant.

Reading

I have tutored dozens of elementary school students in reading and writing, and have developed effective methods for communicating the material to them. I am an avid reader and write for a living, so my grasp of the English language is superb.

SAT Reading

I have tutored several students on the SAT Reading and Writing sections, all with significant results. I scored a 730 on the Writing section and a 680 on the Reading section.

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience, working both independently and through tutoring companies and programs.

SAT Writing

I have tutored several students in these areas and have gotten very positive feedback. Reading comprehension is a difficult subject to master, but I believe I will be able to help your son or daughter make great progress.

Table Tennis

I have been playing table tennis since I was a little kid, and I am really good.

Tennis

I played varsity tennis in high school for 3 years, and have given lessons to younger students on several occasions.

Writing

I graduated with a degree in Political Science, which required me to write approximately 20 essays per year, all of which I received a B+ or higher on. In my most recent job, I was responsible for writing 100+ page papers and editing the work of my coworkers. In college, I tutored my peers on how to properly construct their papers.

SMU (Southern Methodist University
Political Science

Education

SMU (Southern Methodist University (Political Science)

On time and great with kids!

I was very pleased with Harrison's tutoring style. He worked with my 11 year old twins for Four days and showed them different strategies with essays to grammar for an upcoming exam. He was very easy to work with , on time and showed sincerity with his teaching. On top of that the kids enjoyed their lessons with Harrison! Thank you !

— Karina, La Jolla, CA on 10/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Willing to negotiate rates.

Travel policy

Harrison will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92101.