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Samuel H.

Lilburn, GA

$50/hour

Experienced English and Political Science tutor, with LSAT training

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Georgia State University
Political Science

Education

Georgia State University (Political Science)

About Samuel

Hi! My name is Samuel and I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State, with a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Minor in Economics. I've worked as a college-level English writing tutor for the last five years. I was hired to that original position because of my English skills and grammar knowledge, but I quickly found that those mattered far less than being able to communicate well with students, and help them develop their ideas through discussion. After all, it was far more beneficial for them to understand how their thesis needed to be structured and supported, as opposed to me just pointing out subject-verb disagreements but leaving a paper whose paragraphs did not connect. It was in this job that I developed a passion for understanding the way people think, and how/why they produce the final work that they do. Instead of just correcting mistakes, I found it more fulfilling to understand why they had written what they had written, and engage them on these grounds. By asking the right questions, students can be led to verbalize their own ideas better, giving them more concrete ground to write from.

The majority of my experience was spent as a general writing tutor, available for any subject, but in the last two years I shifted towards specifically helping students from my department (Political Science) on persuasive papers/policy-style work. I also worked with my school's study abroad department to help international students, giving me experience tutoring those for whom English is a second language. In college I competed in policy debate, where I researched, developed, and spoke on various policy arguments. During my last two years of university I also taught the activity to newer members of the team and high schoolers; this included lectures on the policy subjects we debated. After taking the June 2017 LSAT and scoring in the 96th percentile, I began helping other students with strategies for that exam. Although I've never worked explicitly as a political science tutor, that was of course my field of study and I've worked in local-, state-, and national-level political systems. It's what I'm passionate about, and I look forward to working in politics after law school.

As stated before, I have more experience tutoring writing than anything else. While growing up, I loved to read and this gave me a good understanding of grammar rules and writing structure. I have extensive experience as an editor on the English Wikipedia, where I worked frequently with an informal team of copyeditors to improve articles. This has given me a strong background in both doing quick surface edits to any piece, as well as developing structure and larger thesis questions through discussion.

I got a combined raw score of 46/51 on the LSAT Logical Reasoning sections. As a four-year competitor in collegiate debate, the creation and examination of logical reasoning chains is something I am very familiar with. Even so, the LSAT requires students to become completely automatic in their approach to each different question type, as there is no one-size-fits-all method to the logical reasoning section. Reading comprehension is my strongest skill. I achieved an 800 on the reading comprehension portion of the SAT, and got a raw score of 25/27 on the reading comprehension section of the LSAT when I took the exam.
Hi! My name is Samuel and I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State, with a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Minor in Economics. I've worked as a college-level English writing tutor for the last five years. I was hired to that original position because of my English skills and grammar knowledge, but I quickly found that those Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lilburn, GA 30047
In-person lessons
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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Georgia State University
Political Science

Education

Georgia State University (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Samuel will travel within 20 miles of Lilburn, GA 30047.