Regis University (English and Philosop)
My name is Tayler B., 21 years old, and a senior year undergraduate student at Regis University in Denver slated to graduate in May with a Bachelor's in English and Philosophy. I am a Denver native and chose Regis for their strong English department and cura personalis (or "care for the entire person") approach to a Liberal Arts education. When not serving tables or reading, I recently worked as a Teacher's Assistant (Peer Writing Mentor) for a Regis freshman year writing course. My other accomplishments at Regis include: 4 years in the Honors Program capped by a senior thesis, acceptance to the Dean's List 3 years in a row, acceptance to the National Undergraduate Literature Conference twice, and reviewing papers for an International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal (Stance).
In addition to my involvement at Regis I have experience teaching elementary ages in a number of capacities. In 2013 at a summer daycare program I worked as a teacher's aide for students K-6, developing activities and lesson plans. In 2014 I worked as the Education Program Assistant at the Bridge Project, an alternative after-school program for children in Denver's public housing neighborhoods, where I tried to engage creative methods for learning outcomes with students infrequently exposed to alternative teaching methods. I have worked with Bridge ever since, volunteering as a reading tutor for K-6 students, witnessing my tutees work their way through an entire book of their interest with high levels of comprehension and memory.
As a tutor I value one-on-one engagement with a student, observing the nuances of their learning habits and working with their strengths rather than trying to resolve any weaknesses. I utilize creativity, innovation, and positive-reinforcement techniques to encourage total participation by the student in the learning process; when I work with a child we both tackle the project together, at the same time, working through it for full comprehension. I love to see someone formerly without a love of reading develop an interest in recognizing strengths they might not have seen before. An ability to read and write well is, for me, a ticket to educational/social freedom, releasing students from basic learning difficulties and giving them a wider range of hobby and career opportunities.
I received a 30 (cumulative) on the ACT and high scores (30+) in the ACT English and ACT Writing (an optional section). In high school I took AP English Literature and AP English Language, receiving a 5 on both tests. Since, I've gone on to pursue an English degree as well as Philosophy, two of the most reading/writing-extensive disciplines at the collegiate level. I was reading at a level higher than my age since elementary school and am qualified to assist any child with reading or writing difficulties.
I am in school full time but am available for tutoring on weekends and Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings. Please contact me to discuss your learning needs, our schedules, and so we can learn more about one another. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you! My name is Tayler B., 21 years old, and a senior year undergraduate student at Regis University in Denver slated to graduate in May with a Bachelor's in English and Philosophy. I am a Denver native and chose Regis for their strong English department and cura personalis (or "care for the entire person") approach to a Liberal Arts education. When
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