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Tufts University (Master's)
I earned a Masters in Agriculture, Food & Environmental policy from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition in 2011 and a BA in International Studies (minor in Womens & Gender Studies) from Elon University. I have experience working with elementary school students as well as assisting graduate students (both native and non-native English speakers) with various writing assignments.
I graduated college with honors (3.5 GPA) and produced exceptional written work for all of my classes. I excelled at my College Writing course, in which the main focus was how to construct strong persuasive arguments through the process of writing, reading, and editing. I can help my students create polished and well-organized written work of all kinds, at any level, including middle and high school essays or book reports, college-level research papers, and even annotated bibliographies. As a graduate student, I submitted high-quality written work, and enjoyed being asked to proofread and edit friends' work, as well.
I have six years of experience as an administrative assistant, so my attention to detail is reflected in everything I do. I have a knack for finding, correcting, and explaining written errors, and would stress to my students that an ability to write clearly and effectively is the most important communication tool you can possess - so let's perfect it!
I prefer to help students with their assignments remotely, but am happy to meet in person if the travel distance isn't prohibitive. I have received positive reviews from previous students who I worked with via email and DropBox. Skype is also a wonderful option for students needing more than just editing assistance. About me:
I earned a Masters in Agriculture, Food & Environmental policy from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition in 2011 and a BA in International Studies (minor in Womens & Gender Studies) from Elon University. I have experience working with elementary school students as well as
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I have worked with 3rd through 5th graders in a classroom and garden setting. I taught students basic plant, soil, and seed science through lessons that involved various hands-on activities, songs, and games. These lessons work to achieve the Massachusetts Earth Science Learning Standards for 3rd graders, while the 4th and 5th graders are taught these subjects in a less-structured after-school environment. I gained additional experience working with 2nd through 6th graders, again in a garden setting, during a summer internship in North Carolina.
While I have not specifically taught reading, writing, or math in an elementary school, I am effective at communicating with students in this age range and believe I can make a difference in your child's grades in these subjects, as well. I would try to find the methods that work best for the student, making the tutoring session fun, engaging, but focused and effective.