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University of Maryland (History, Education)
As a future teacher, I've been tutoring since I was in high school and have taken pleasure in it ever since. In high school, I tutored both my peers and local elementary and middle school children. Since I have come to the University of Maryland, I have become a writing tutor at the campus Writing Center and have significantly strengthened my ability to tutor across all age groups. I am still a current employee of the Writing Center, and truly enjoy the time I spend aiding my classmates every week. I have also recently begun volunteer tutoring elementary school children in Washington, D.C. who are behind in their literacy skills, which is an even more crucial and fulfilling service. I have always envisioned myself becoming a teacher, and I am two years away from accomplishing that goal. Until that time, I am passionate about teaching however I can, which for now is through tutoring. Also, I feel as though my young age helps me to better establish a quick rapport with my clients--typically, I am successful in becoming fast friends with my clients.
I love tutoring because I love being able to meet new students/clients and help them feel better about themselves and what they've written. What is so exciting about tutoring is that it exposes me to the incredibly individual minds and perspectives of hundreds of young people that I would never meet otherwise. Even though they come to me in search of help, they still have so much to offer and appreciate. It only gets better when I am able to demonstrate to them through simple praise, critiques, and advice that they are more than capable of achieving their academic goals.
I have been an employed writing tutor at the University of Maryland Writing Center for one year now, gaining significant experience and skills in reading and writing all the while. I have familiarized myself with all kinds of academic and creative writing, learned how to effectively adapt to the specific needs of individual clients, and enhanced my ability to improve any piece of writing by providing experienced perspective. As a History student enrolled in the University of Maryland, I am required to read and write about extensive amounts of text for my own coursework, which has significantly developed my vocabulary. Furthermore, I have a passion for creative writing, and I am a member of the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House living and learning program at my university. This is a program that requires members to take a series of creative writing workshops in which we learn not only to hone our own creative writing skills, but how to constructively critique the fiction writing of others. Lastly, I have experience volunteer tutoring reading to elementary school students who are behind in literacy. These academic and creative writing tutoring and learning experiences have provided me with a comprehensive skill set in tutoring reading and writing for students of all age groups.
I am a History major with a concentration in American History at a public university that is well-known as reputable for this particular subject. I have been dedicated to American history since I was in high school, and have consistently achieved high grades in my various American history courses since attending the University of Maryland. As a current student, I am in the thick of my studies of American history and am certainly well-equipped to transmit that interest to those that I tutor. Furthermore, last summer I worked as a tour guide at a historic fort in Rhode Island and was considered to be one of the most successful and amicable tour guides on the team. I took pleasure in informing visitors about the fort's extensive history, and always encouraged questions in order to ensure their engagement. My extensive study of American history and my success in teaching it as a tour guide have equipped me with valuable skills in historical education.
I am fascinated by American history and truly love to write--the only thing better is being able to share those passions with students who feel as though they need a little guidance. I will be available from the second week of June through mid-August, and highly encourage you to reach out to me if you need any help with reading, writing, or history. I am an easy-going teacher, but I'm not satisfied until I know that my clients feel better about their work. As a future teacher, I've been tutoring since I was in high school and have taken pleasure in it ever since. In high school, I tutored both my peers and local elementary and middle school children. Since I have come to the University of Maryland, I have become a writing tutor at the campus
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