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Elmhurst College (English)
Ever since graduating college last spring, I have missed the academic atmosphere: sharing knowledge between peers, learning from professors, keeping my mind busy with writing and research... This is why I decided to tutor; to engage in a learning environment in which the student and teacher can learn and grow from each other.
Previously, I was hired by my college's Learning Center in the role of Writing Tutor. In the twelve months before graduation, I worked with college students (ages 18 to 50) to help improve their academic essays for classes ranging from literary theory to biology to philosophy, and sometimes even lab reports from fourth-year nursing students. Not only did I work with the students on the basics of writing - like vocabulary, grammar, syntax, sentence structure, flow, etc. - but I assisted in shaping thoughts and topics for the required subject. I fell in love with tutoring - watching my favorite students come back with improved grades, armed with the skills to write better, more cohesive papers for their classes.
I specialize in writing and elementary & high school math, science, and history. As an English major, I have extensive experience writing and theorizing. I also spent more than two years on my college newspaper - first, as a staff writer, then rising in the ranks to become a columnist, then copy editor, to spend my final year as the Arts & Entertainment Editor. This role required delegating work and overseeing the entire A&E section. I can digest material quickly, and pass on the information efficiently.
I think it is important to mention that my experience nannying for a family with a 3- and 7-year-old has allowed me to become accustomed to interacting with younger students, as well. I understand their needs and have insight into how they like to learn.
Feel free to ask any questions you might have about me or my tutoring methods! I drive an electric scooter which allows me to navigate around the city quickly and easily, and I am able to tutor wherever you would prefer. I look forward to hearing from you! Ever since graduating college last spring, I have missed the academic atmosphere: sharing knowledge between peers, learning from professors, keeping my mind busy with writing and research... This is why I decided to tutor; to engage in a learning environment in which the student and teacher… Read more
Catherine is a great tutor and my 6th grade son really likes her. His words: "You can tell she cares."
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My parents are both chefs, and I grew up around their cooking and well-stocked kitchen. I know cook extensively, focusing on healthy ingredients. I extensively research new recipes or ingredients to understand their effect on the body, and the best way of cooking in regards to taste and health. I am very adept in the kitchen, with utensils and appliances.
I took a public speaking class in college, and received an A grade. As a publicist for a publishing company, I often host literary events around the city of Chicago, which involves introducing authors and the company to crowds of up to 30 people.
I understand that tutoring in this subject will require as much emphasis on speaking publicly as well as speech writing. I understand the differences between essay writing and speech writing - how to write and deliver a passage for an audience.
I will also keep in mind posture, clothing, affectations, speed, syntax, and levels of formality.
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