I am currently a junior at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign double majoring in political science and economics. I recently transferred from Michigan State University where I was on the university's debate team. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, catching up on current political events, and playing volleyball. My ideal career would be something either in social work, social policy, public policy, or working for a non-profit organization. While I have not had much experience tutoring, I was recommended by Professor Fore to be a tutor in my college' s writing center. During my classes with Professor Fore, I developed my writing to be more clear and creative. I have a large writing background and research background because of my experience as a debater in high school and college.
To provide some context, the type of debate I participated in is called “policy debate”, in which two teams discuss possible merits and disadvantages of the U.S. federal government implementing a specific policy. This requires hours and hours of outside research. I met daily, sometimes hourly, with my coaches and teammates to research about and develop comprehensive policy positions by certain deadlines to prepare for tournaments across the country. Each person on the debate team was responsible for an integral component of these policy positions, so punctuality and reliability were two core values that our coaches instilled in us. I continue to participate in the activity by coaching two high school debate teams in Illinois. I often complete research for these teams. At the actual debate tournaments, during elimination rounds mostly, coaches distributed time-sensitive research assignments among the team in preparation for a new argument we suspected our opponent would make during a debate. Given my years of experience in this high-intensity, high-stakes environment, I am confident that I can adapt to the changing needs of those I am tutoring. I continue to participate in the activity and my absolute FAVORITE part is being an educator to the students as well as a mentor, cheerleader, and support structure. I frequently coach the same two or three teams - I have close relationships with all six debaters. The students really look up to their coaches, and, consequently, I have learned as much from them as they have from me.
During high school, I completed eight french classes that total four years of experience with the language. I was consistently placed into the honors section and took AP French my senior year. All four years, I participated in the National French Language Contest that included exams to test writing, speaking, and listening skills. I also took French during my freshman year of college. I continue to learn French on my own time. Bilingualism is an undervalued skill and I am passionate about encouraging others to continue studying a foreign language.
Additionally, I took all honors English classes during high school and participated in AP English my junior and senior years. On the ACT I scored a 32 on both the reading and English sections. Ever since Kindergarten, I have nurtured a fondness for reading and writing, which I've noticed are two skill sets that employers look for in potential candidates. I have extensive knowledge of English grammar and literature, as well.
I will be available in the Champaign-Urbana area all summer. I also have the means to travel to Chicago or other locations in Illinois that are reachable by train or bus. My base rate is $30/hour for in-person lessons and $20/hour for online lessons.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything - whether it be a tutoring session, quick advice, or someone to talk to. Learning is more than just textbooks and exams. We all need a helping hand sometimes.
I look forward to meeting you all!
I am currently a junior at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign double majoring in political science and economics. I recently transferred from Michigan State University where I was on the university's debate team. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, catching up on current political events, and playing volleyball. My ideal career would be
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