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University of Colorado at Boulder (Linguistics)
Hello, prospective students!
Here's the thing: I'm just a poor recent college grad looking to help people out with my knowledge. I coached track and soccer for several years and worked as a volunteer ESL tutor while I was at school in Omaha. I am really good at what is generally called "metacognition". It's one of those overly fancy words that basically just describes thinking about thinking. In other words, I'm good at figuring out how different people learn and what kind of styles work best. I learned this by looking at my own learning styles and figuring out how to use different methods for different problems. If I can do it for me, I can do it for you!
The bulk of my expertise is in linguistics and language learning in general, since this is what I majored in. I'm a native English speaker and have a pretty good knowledge of Spanish. However, I can teach English to people of any language background, since I'm very good at picking up basics of a foreign language then using them to relate to English learning. Beyond language, I'm quite good at biology and physiology and with a good grasp on lower-level chemistry (that is, up until about Organic Chemistry). I was a Biochemistry student for two years at Creighton University, and science has always been one of my stronger fields of study.
I have the most experience with teaching kids, but I can adapt to older students easily. It'll be a good learning experience for both of us!
Too-long-didn't-read version: I love helping people, and I love watching confusion turn to comprehension turn to complete clarity. I'm happy to work with you and discuss your learning style and what will help you the most; after all, that's the most efficient way to get anything done! Hello, prospective students!
Here's the thing: I'm just a poor recent college grad looking to help people out with my knowledge. I coached track and soccer for several years and worked as a volunteer ESL tutor while I was at
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I've taken formal art classes for 5 years and have been an active artist since I was 12. I've won several awards for my artistic work including Scholastic Art awards and Gold/Silver keys. I am most proficient in ink, graphite, and charcoal artwork.
I've played soccer since I was 10 on several different teams including Colorado Rush, a highly competitive traveling team. More recently I've played club soccer for both the University of Colorado and Creighton University. While playing for Colorado Rush I had the opportunity to coach several youth teams.
I was a youth track coach for four years and ran for the same program for eight years. I also ran for my high school track team and helped us win awards in the 4x100 and 4x200. My specialties are sprinting and long jump, with my best event being the 100 meter dash (an event I won at State several times).