Northwestern Univ Student & Experienced Tutor
Northwestern Univ Student & Experienced Tutor
Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I first became interested in teaching when I worked as an research assistant, conducting interviews with various leaders of educational organizations to study how students can best learn. I also had an opportunity help younger peers with college application process. Throughout this particular experience, realized students never ceased to inspire me, simply by...
Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I first became interested in teaching when I worked as an research assistant, conducting interviews with various leaders of educational organizations to study how students can best learn. I also had an opportunity help younger peers with college application process. Throughout this particular experience, realized students never ceased to inspire me, simply by their passion and appreciation of learning. They also helped me to see how fulfilling a life of helping other students is going to be.
I understand my personal teaching style will evolve as I draw on my own strengths, knowledge, skills, values, and experiences. Previously, I volunteered as a teacher assistant for various classes and spent a considerable amount of time observing classrooms, along with teaching Korean school at my church. I also had a chance to tutor many students as I ran my non-profit organization to provide an important part of students’ support system. Overall, with the love I have for students, along with my education, and the experience I have had, I know I will enjoy this opportunity to meet new students!
MATH: To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too!
ESL/ESOL: As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S.
Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
KOREAN: I am a native Korean speaker with four years of teaching experience in a Korean school located in Naperville, IL. I have founded a first Korean club in high school and interacted with many students interested in the language. I have also passed Illinois Seal of Biliteracy test (Korean) and also ranked as a third place in an International English-Korean Translation Contest hosted by a Korean-American Newspaper. Overall, it is my passion to introduce students to Korean language and culture!
If you are interested in any of my tutoring services, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!
Great tutor, very prepared!
Esther is the perfect tutor. She identified areas for improvement and was well prepared and explained the process thoroughly. Thank you!Frank, 1 lesson with Esther
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