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Erin D.

Savannah, GA

$30/hour

Enthusiastic Math and English Tutor

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 53 ratings
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— Charlie, Pooler, GA on 4/21/16

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Marquette University
English and Philosop
Marquette University
Master's
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
PhD

Education

Marquette University (English and Philosop)

Marquette University (Master's)

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) (PhD)

About Erin

I have a PhD from Trinity College Dublin with a completed dissertation on Shakespeare. Beyond my research, I also have sevens years experience teaching at universities, five of those years were specifically spent teaching college freshman how to write. I specialize in helping your child learn how to construct a solid essay that is well-argued, well researched, proofread, and uses extraordinary vocabulary. All of my composing tutoring sessions include vocabulary building.

Beyond my college level teaching experience, I also have several years experience working with well-known tutoring companies as an ACT/SAT test prep, elementary math, reading (all levels), algebra, geometry, biology, and chemistry tutor. Because of my advanced degree I am usually asked to provide higher level tutoring (high school and above); however, I LOVE tutoring elementary and middle school children. I thoroughly enjoy helping students grasp the fundamentals of math and reading. I relish the questions these students ask me, as it often requires a more philosophic answer. I rely heavily on the Socratic Method--which is a fancy name for asking a lot of questions. My tutoring is much less of a lecture and more of a discussion. I would rather lead my student to the answer and have them discover it for themselves than simply point to it in the book. I want my students to learn how to "teach themselves" so that when I am no longer around they will have the skills to be successful for whatever they choose to do in life. I firmly believe in the power of education, and I will do everything I can to help your child succeed.

I am a young tutor which means I relate well to the students and to the distractions they have going on around them. I'm not going to harangue them for preferring to practice soccer (or any other sport) than to finish their math homework. However, I WILL emphasize how important their math homework is, and I will work hard to make tutoring an engaging and FUN experience. They might never love tutoring as much as sports (or music, video games, etc), but if I am their tutor they will enjoy it. Similarly, like your children I also enjoy playing video games, going to the movies, and playing sports; but I hope to show your children that there is a balance, that you can be successful and still have fun, and that there is enjoyment to be found in being a successful student. I will also show your students study skills that will make reviewing their homework easier and more efficient (so they will have more time to do what they enjoy).

I love working with children, and I love to teach. I promise you, as your child's tutor I will dedicate myself to their success.
I have a PhD from Trinity College Dublin with a completed dissertation on Shakespeare. Beyond my research, I also have sevens years experience teaching at universities, five of those years were specifically spent teaching college freshman how to write. I specialize in helping your child learn how to construct a solid essay that is well-argued, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Savannah, GA 31401
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Charlie, Pooler, GA on 4/21/16

"Always on time, always focused"

- Maribeth, San Pedro, CA on 3/30/12

"Very committed. Very smart !!"

- Liz, Manhattan Beach, CA on 1/11/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Astronomy, Biology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB, College Counseling,
Common Core, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
French, Italian
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have tutored several groups of students preparing for the ACT Test. One of the biggest things I stress about the ACT English section is looking for key words that will help the student answer the question quickly. They have to answer 75 questions within 45 minutes! We go over grammar rules and work on strategies to help retention.

ACT Reading

While it might seem redundant to have a Reading test and an English test on the ACT, I can assure you it is not. Where the English section focuses on sentence structure and grammar, the Reading section is looking for comprehension. Just like the English section, time is of the essence. And I will teach your student strategies for making the most out of the allotted time. The Reading section is looking for critical thinking skills, and these I will teach your child.

ACT Science

ACT Science is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult sections of the ACT to prepare for largely because it comes at the very end. The mental energy from earlier in the day is fading, and it's nearly lunch time. Time management strategies are more crucial in this section that nearly any other. On the plus side, ACT Science doesn't ask general knowledge questions about physics, biology, or chemistry, but it does ask for critical thinking skills. While the Reading test looked for those only with the written word, ACT Science will look for those with graphs and charts as well. I will teach your student how to make the most out of the allotted time and the sometimes overwhelming information and beat the mental exhaustion.

Bible Studies

I lead Bible studies at women's groups. I also have been teaching Sunday School and working as a Vacation Bible School counselor for several years. I typically work with elementary-middle school students for the Sunday School, and my peers for Bible Study.

Classics

I am working on my PhD in English Literature with a focus on Shakespeare. In order to do this successfully I must have a strong background in the classics. By classics I am referring to ancient Greek and Roman texts. If you are looking for someone to tutor in classic literature (like Dickens or Shakespeare), I am also the tutor for you since I am getting my PhD in English Lit.

College Counseling

Not only am I a college professor who often aids and counsels students as to their best path, but I have also worked as an admissions counselor for the Community College of the Air Force. My "inside" knowledge of how college works combined with my experience helping airmen combine their work experience with their career goals allows me to guide many people on their college search.

Elementary (K-6th)

I used to tutor elementary school students. I have experience building proficiency in reading as well as working with students on note taking and study skills. I frequently work with elementary school students on math. My background is not based on an education degree, instead it is based on working with reputable firms as an elementary school tutor.

English

I have a PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin. I have taught at the collegiate level for 7 years. I have also tutored everything from SAT/ACT Prep to general reading comprehension at all grade levels for the last 9 years.

Logic

My background as a Philosophy major is my overwhelming qualification for tutoring in this course. In addition, I won an award for being the best philosophy student the year I graduated. While logic is not strict philosophy it is the grounding for philosophic principles and the building blocks for a good argument. As a college composition instructor I frequently use tools from logic as I instruct my students how to best develop an argument.

Martial Arts

I have a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a first degree black belt in Combat Hapkido, and a blue belt in Kuk Sool Won. I used to work developing programs for children, and I have spent years teaching students from the ages of 3-adult (although not usually at the same time). In addition, I am proficient in judo, jiu jitsu, kick boxing, and some Filipino martial arts. I also boxed internationally for Trinity College Dublin.

Public Speaking

Part of my experience as a college instructor was ensuring my students were proficient public speakers, since so many students are required to be good at speaking in front of groups for their jobs. In addition, I worked with a professional Shakespearean theatre company where I learned a lot of useful techniques for articulation and enunciation.

Religion

Not only did I attend a Jesuit University at which taking religion courses are required, I also developed my philosophical understanding of religion from my experience with philosophy (taking courses such as the Philosophy of Religion). In addition, my research interests coincide with the Protestant Reformation (I am researching Shakespeare). If you are interested in my religious sentiments, please contact me. But I have sufficient training in the history of Christianity (and its interactions with other faiths) to competently and happily tutor your or your child.

Study Skills

As a tutor, I work hard with your child to help them learn effective ways to study. This means making the most out of the time they have. We'll learn how to take better notes in class, so reviewing notes becomes easier at home and we'll also learn how to maximize the impact each study session has. We'll also learn tools to quickly review before a big test (outlines, flash cards, etc.) that will erase late night cramming. As a college English instructor, I will also give your student proper editing and proofreading skills that they can use not only on their English paper but on any essay test.

Marquette University
English and Philosop
Marquette University
Master's
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
PhD

Education

Marquette University (English and Philosop)

Marquette University (Master's)

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) (PhD)

Great tutor!

Aaron is a joy to be around she also is a great tutor my son absolutely loves her she does a great job with my son and for that I'm grateful thanks Erin keep up the good work!

— Charlie, Pooler, GA on 4/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 15 miles of Savannah, GA 31401.