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George Washington University (Int'l Affairs)
SIT Graduate Institute (Master's)
Having consistently scored well on standardized tests, I know the effective ways to tackle them in an efficient manner. I scored 2330 out of 2400 (percentile 99) on the SAT and 750 out of 800 (percentile 98) on the GMAT. The score breakdowns are as follows: SAT math 800, writing 780, verbal 750; GMAT 49, verbal 42, and writing 6.
I work full-time in Annapolis and am pursuing a Master of Science in Finance degree at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business part-time. I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) candidate. I am very much aware of the needs of students and young professionals like myself who are thinking about college or graduate school. Additionally, I can tutor Chinese as a native speaker who is proficient in both speaking and writing.
My tutoring style is focused on stimulating the students themselves to think critically how to best approach a certain type of problems. Rather than simply solving specific problems, I emphasize the importance of detecting patterns and effectively tackling problems of similar sorts. These skills are critically important for anyone who wishes to excel on a standardized test, as these exams do not test specific sets of knowledge in a field but rather a way to think.
At the George Washington University where I obtained my Bachelor's degree, I tutored individual students on a range of subjects including statistics and calculus. I also served as a professor's writing preceptor and helped students draft their academic papers. I taught Chinese as a volunteer instructor with the Global Languages Network. For my classes I independently devised curricula, syllabi, classroom materials, and homework. Although I no longer speak the language on a daily basis here in DC, I spent the first 18 years of my life living in China and maintain constant contact with the people and evolving culture there, in addition to physically visiting the country on a regular basis.
I can meet students in Annapolis on weeknights as well as in DC on weeknights and weekends. We could also meet virtually via Skype or Google Hangout if the student prefers. Having consistently scored well on standardized tests, I know the effective ways to tackle them in an efficient manner. I scored 2330 out of 2400 (percentile 99) on the SAT and 750 out of 800 (percentile 98) on the GMAT. The score breakdowns are
I live in downtown DC and can easily walk or bike to most places in the city. If my travel requires a metro or bus fare, I will request that I be reimbursed for the exact amount.
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I am a native Mandarin speaker educated in Chinese educational system through high school. I remain fully proficient in speaking, reading, and writing. I have also served as a volunteer Chinese teacher with a nonprofit foreign language instruction organization in DC and as a private student tutor at the George Washington University.
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