University of Kentucky (Chemistry)
Greetings students and parents! My name is Amanda, and I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes depending on the age and needs of the student(s).
I have performed volunteer tutoring for both young children and peers for over six years. My experience has ranged from elementary level coursework in spelling, reading comprehension, and basic science and math through high school level English, chemistry, history, anatomy, biology, geometry and calculus. I have also given tutoring in college entry level chemistry, biology, English, and math courses and organic chemistry(CHE 105-107 through CHE 230). As needed, I have also tutored in computers, particularly Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
While my specialty lies in the sciences, I am adept in a number of courses and general subjects. I graduated salutatorian from my high school class in 2008 with 15 hours of college credit prior to entering the University of Kentucky: six hours in English, three in calculus, three in statistics, and three in US government. Upon my final taking of the ACT, I received a 36 in the reading and a 35 in the language portions.
In regards to my work with children, I have tutored in a variety of topics, though the focus was generally with math, reading, and spelling/grammar. These students were typically in first through fourth grade and were taught both individually and in small groups (3-5 students). While I am accustomed to tutoring younger children at home, it is up to the parent(s) to determine where they would be most comfortable completing the lessons (be that at home, at a public location such as the library, and so on).
Please feel free to refer to my subjects list for details on what services I offer.
Regardless of the age of the student, I prefer to take the first meeting as time to get to know the student (and parents) and observe how the student studies and works on problems in the difficult subjects. Experience has shown me that a level of trust must be built between student and tutor before a student (especially younger children) becomes more receptive to teaching methods, and the first few meetings are crucial for this development. I also tend to take notes as needed so that I can mark core problem areas and determine the best course of action for later lessons.
I believe that everyone learns in different ways, and as a tutor it is my responsibility to watch and adapt so that I may reach a student in the manner that best suits their learning methods. In explaining a problem, generally I will use examples either from their own textbook or those found online and work through the problem step by step, detailing my thought process to the student as I reach the conclusion. In doing so, I hope to point out similarities in problem types and key problem solving steps that tend to be the same with those types. Then I have the student repeat the process back to me with a number of practice problems. I do this because I believe that the most important way to solidify knowledge is to share and teach it. In this way I have the student 'teach' me how they do the problem, explaining to me his or her thought process and steps. This also allows me to more specifically point out any misunderstandings and make corrections as needed. If time permits, I prefer to look over the actual homework problems and be present with the student as he/she works on some of the given set, having the student again explain the problem to me as it is worked. If requested, I am comfortable with finding and making my own problem sets for a student out of their textbook or from online sources in order to encourage more practice and hammer down tougher concepts.
If a student and the parents (if applicable) are comfortable, I also like to keep a small list detailing the grades of the homework sets, quizzes, and tests made throughout the time tutoring. This allows me as a tutor to see if my methods are working and where I can improve as needed. Also, it serves as an excellent means to boost student confidence in seeing how progress is being made and a better understanding of the material is being reached. This is completely optional.
I hope that I can be of service! I've always had a passion for learning and a desire to help others find that passion as well. Best of luck to all of you in your studies! Greetings students and parents! My name is Amanda, and I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes depending on the age and needs of the student(s).
I have performed volunteer tutoring for both young children and peers for over six years. My experience has ranged from elementary level coursework in spelling,
Cancellation fee: No charge with advanced notice, 50% of total fee charged otherwise. Group rate: 3 or more students get 10% discount off total fee per session.
Amanda helped my son in every possible way this past summer to ensure graduation from UK. Amanda was flexible, always available and so helpful. Amanda is a gifted writer, a phenomenal listener, and an excellent planner. Amanda is reliable and easy to communicate with as needed. We had many open and honest conversations which was wonderful and benefited all involved. I highly recommend Amanda!
My son didn’t want help with Calculus. He didn’t want a tutor. After 4 sessions his final exam grade was 87! Amanda made him feel confident. He want to continue with her for Chem next semester
I asked many questions and she was patient enough to answer all of them and work with me on things that I just couldn't figure out on my own. She breaks things down and shows me more than one way if it helps me learn.
This was our daughter's first session, and Amanda has already helped our daughter get a better handle on the Calculus principles she is currently studying. We are confident that Amanda will be an asset to her success.
Knowledgeable and patient. Amanda worked well with Josiah and told him she was available during off times by phone if he needed immediate help.
Excellent , engaging tutor. She focuses on needed improvement areas . Well versed on ACT and all fundamental areas of study (Algebra, chemistry, science, reading etc...) Highly recommend .
Great teacher, very knowledgeable about History. She helped me with my English also! Super recommended her!!! Very nice and efficiently. Good also on researching!!!
Amanda makes herself very available, and she relates well to my 7th grade daughter. Things are going excellent thus far and we appreciate the help she is providing.
We are so happy to have found Amanda! She has been of real help to my eleventh-grade granddaughter who has struggled in physics and pre-calculus. My granddaughter told me that she really likes Amanda's teaching style: "Instead of doing the problem for me, and then explaining how she did it, Amanda explains the concepts and leads me into solving the problem myself. And she's always ready to answer any of my questions." That, I'd say, along with Amanda's quiet patience, defines a good teacher!
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As a chemistry major, I've studied both organic 1 and 2 from the University of Kentucky. I also completed both of the associated labs and the advanced organic lab. My focus on tutoring involves developing a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and aiding with memorization as needed. If student owns a 3D model kit, I will also incorporate this into the explanations (particularly helpful for understanding stereochemistry, chirality, etc.)