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Tonya I.

Friendly (and dorky) recent grad

Friendly (and dorky) recent grad

$55/hour

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Bio

Hi! I recently graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a B.A. in Drama and a minor in Sustainability. Don't let my major fool you! I graduated with a 3.9 GPA, general & departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm a freshly started SAT/ACT tutor and have previous experience teaching music, reading, writing and math to students ages 7-17.
I'm mostly a visual learner myself but can explain concepts very well with either auditory or kinesthetic means. I pride myself on my ability...

Hi! I recently graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a B.A. in Drama and a minor in Sustainability. Don't let my major fool you! I graduated with a 3.9 GPA, general & departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm a freshly started SAT/ACT tutor and have previous experience teaching music, reading, writing and math to students ages 7-17.
I'm mostly a visual learner myself but can explain concepts very well with either auditory or kinesthetic means. I pride myself on my ability to go back to the last concept a student was "with me" on and taking it slowly and explaining thoroughly the process of how I arrived at the next point.
I love teaching and working with students, but what I love most about tutoring is the one-on-one time I get with a student. Nothing excites me more than when they finally make that crucial connection and suddenly everything just clicks into place. I so love seeing that in a student, especially when I can say I'm the one who caused it!

I'll be honest: I don't want to hold a student's hand through what they're struggling with. I want them to feel empowered to know that they truly understand the material, so that when I'm not around, the work still makes sense. If you need someone who isn't afraid to walk right by your student's side as they figure out what's tripping them up, and will ensure their understanding is thorough and independent of myself, then I'm your gal!


Education

Vassar College
Drama

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I have a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College (one of the best drama programs at a liberal arts school in the country), and have been consistently acting for 8 years now. I also have experience directing, stage managing, designing and working backstage too.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I've been acting for 8 years and mostly on stage, so I have lots of experience in front of an audience! I've also educated and given presentations to folks of all ages on a wide variety of topics, including tough ones like suicide & depression and consent & sexual assault. I'm also a director so I know how to give feedback on someone's performance!

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I've been acting for 8 years and mostly on stage, so I have lots of experience in front of an audience! I've also educated and given presentations to folks of all ages on a wide variety of topics, including tough ones like suicide & depression and consent & sexual assault. I'm also a director so I know how to give feedback on someone's performance!
Spanish,

Spanish

My mother is from Chile and I grew up speaking Spanish and English side-by-side. I can help you improve your accent to sound more fluent, and can also go through vocabulary or terms you'd likely encounter in conversational Spanish, in addition to teaching conjugations and grammatical structures.
French, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Have helped students in elementary school on their math homework before; I was always in the most advanced math class when I was in grade school.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Cursive expert, steady hand, patient and thorough tutor.
Reading,

Reading

I am an actor with extensive knowledge of linguistics, including IPA; 700 on SAT Reading; I volunteered with a program to read through books with kids K-3.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I've been acting for 8 years and mostly on stage, so I have lots of experience in front of an audience! I've also educated and given presentations to folks of all ages on a wide variety of topics, including tough ones like suicide & depression and consent & sexual assault. I'm also a director so I know how to give feedback on someone's performance!
Reading,

Reading

I am an actor with extensive knowledge of linguistics, including IPA; 700 on SAT Reading; I volunteered with a program to read through books with kids K-3.
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

Cursive expert, steady hand, patient and thorough tutor.
Reading,

Reading

I am an actor with extensive knowledge of linguistics, including IPA; 700 on SAT Reading; I volunteered with a program to read through books with kids K-3.
Spanish,

Spanish

My mother is from Chile and I grew up speaking Spanish and English side-by-side. I can help you improve your accent to sound more fluent, and can also go through vocabulary or terms you'd likely encounter in conversational Spanish, in addition to teaching conjugations and grammatical structures.
French, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

My mother is from Chile and I grew up speaking Spanish and English side-by-side. I can help you improve your accent to sound more fluent, and can also go through vocabulary or terms you'd likely encounter in conversational Spanish, in addition to teaching conjugations and grammatical structures.
French

Math

Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I am an actor with extensive knowledge of linguistics, including IPA; 700 on SAT Reading; I volunteered with a program to read through books with kids K-3.
Spanish,

Spanish

My mother is from Chile and I grew up speaking Spanish and English side-by-side. I can help you improve your accent to sound more fluent, and can also go through vocabulary or terms you'd likely encounter in conversational Spanish, in addition to teaching conjugations and grammatical structures.
French, Precalculus, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I'm an excellent sightsinger who's developed a lot of tips and tricks over the years to make ear training more accessible and simple to break down. My decade-and-a-half of choral music has made me a great reader with a very highly trained ear. I have played piano and guitar for many years which only aids in my listening skills!
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I took AP Music Theory in high school and got a 5 on the exam (it's one of the most difficult AP exams!), and have played piano and guitar for years. I can help with simple concepts like the basics of reading music, but also can assist in marking chord progressions, learning and explaining tricky terms, and can assist in sight-singing too.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have perfect relative pitch and took AP Music Theory (got a 5 on exam). I have extensive experience with classical, jazz, choral, musical theatre & a cappella vocal performance and singing, and have significant knowledge of breath support and anatomy as it relates to singing and vocal support.

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am an actor with extensive knowledge of linguistics, including IPA; 700 on SAT Reading; I volunteered with a program to read through books with kids K-3.
Spanish,

Spanish

My mother is from Chile and I grew up speaking Spanish and English side-by-side. I can help you improve your accent to sound more fluent, and can also go through vocabulary or terms you'd likely encounter in conversational Spanish, in addition to teaching conjugations and grammatical structures.
French, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Writing

$55/hour

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Tonya I.

$55/hour

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