Colorado State University (Biology and Journalism)
My name is Sarah, and I am a college student looking to help other students. Everyone has a subject that doesn't immediately click, and I know more than anyone that that can be incredibly frustrating. I want to help break down the process of studying for students so that they find something that works and feel confident in their own skills to succeed. It just takes trying some different tools and strategies to make sure that you really get it.
A little about me: I graduated high school at the top of my class as one of the several valedictorians at my school, after taking 11 AP classes and 10 AP tests. I passed the AP tests for Calculus BC (with AB credit), Biology, AP English Literature, AP English Language Composition, AP Physics B, AP World History, AP European History, and AP US History. I am currently in the Honors program pursuing a dual degree in Biological Sciences and Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. I've also held a job, or two or four, throughout my high school and college experience, so I know what it is like to balance life and school, especially when school gets hard or confusing. Besides helping personal friends and family throughout their learning careers, I have also taught as a camp counselor and taught peers as a former editor of my school paper.
I specialize in English, Biology, and History and Mathematics. I am versed in Elementary Math, Prealgebra, and Algebra 1 and 2. I can also help with most levels of English and Reading as well as Biology. I am an excellent writer and have been studying both English and various topics of science for over 6 years. I also can help with a variety of other topics, including various arts such as drawing, painting, and photography. I pride myself on being a jack of all trades, so I took a large variety of topics and worked hard to excel.
My teaching method changes depending on the student. Every person is different, and sometimes you need to change your style based on them. Personally, I think discussion and explanation are the best. Having a student learn how to work through problems and then be able to explain their thinking back to me, and have a discussion about that thinking, is how you know someone is truly understanding it. To get a student to the point that they can explain it, I like to work through problems ahead of time on my own, and then work together with the student to work through the problem. If they get stuck or cannot explain a part, I help guide them through it by explaining what they are doing wrong, and asking leading questions on how to proceed.
To start our learning journey, students can set up a consultation meeting with me. Usually, that entails meeting for coffee, talking about the kind of help and structure you are looking for, and seeing if we are a good fit. After that, we will set up a schedule and an outline of expectations. Generally, if you are working on a specific homework set, I would like the problems a week in advance so that I can work them out and make explanations to help you in case you get stuck. We will then work through the problem until you reach the answers. If general studying is what you need help with, I would like study guides or outlines so that I can help frame the session for you, which I expect with the same one week advance. If this style does not work for you, we will discuss a new strategy at the initial consultation. I usually cannot accept sessions with less than 48 hours of notice, due to my own schedule.
I want to help people so that they can feel empowered and confident when they are faced with problems in the classroom. If that sounds like something you want to do, reach out. I welcome all feedback, suggestions, or requests, and I respond quickly. Let me know what you know works for you, and we will work out a system that works for us. Let me know if you have questions about schedules, and I will try my best to work around you!
If you have any questions about my style or my schedule, please reach out! I respond as quickly as I can, usually within 12 hours, no more than 24 hours. I look forward to working with you soon!!
Sarah R. Hello everyone!!
My name is Sarah, and I am a college student looking to help other students. Everyone has a subject that doesn't immediately click, and I know more than anyone that that can be incredibly frustrating. I want to help break down the process of studying for students so that they find something that works and feel confident
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