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Amanda R.

Lexington, KY

$35/hour

Lexington KY Tutor Available for Elementary to College Level Aid

In-person lessons
900+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/13/14
4.9 average from 172 ratings
Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style
— Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

$35/Hour


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University of Kentucky
Chemistry

Education

University of Kentucky (Chemistry)

About Amanda

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,
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Lexington, KY 40504
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style"

- Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

"Helping someone who didn’t want help"

- Dean, Prospect, KY on 12/16/17

"Calm and Understanding"

- Crystal, Lexington, KY on 11/13/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sharon, Lexington, KY on 9/25/17

"Good instructor"

- Winston, Lexington, KY on 9/19/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Karine, Lexington, KY on 9/16/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Carina, Lexington, KY on 8/28/17

"Awesome tutor"

- Susan, Lexington, KY on 9/11/13

"Happy to have found her"

- Pam, Lexington, KY on 2/14/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Finite Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology, Elementary Science, Geology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

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.

Organic Chemistry

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.)

University of Kentucky
Chemistry

Education

University of Kentucky (Chemistry)

Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style

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!

— Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

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.

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 30 miles of Lexington, KY 40504.