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Chelsea G.

Frederick, MD

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Specializes in Innovative Teaching & Certified in 28 Subjects!

Background check passed as of 1/24/12
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University of South Carolina
Anthropology

Education

University of South Carolina (Anthropology)

About Chelsea

I have a passion for academics and a youthful demeanor that enable me to gear students' interests toward the task at hand. I have the patience and insight to understand that no student is a bad student, but rather a child that is not stimulated by his or her existing learning environment. I honestly believe that all children have the potential to thrive and improve given the appropriate tools and encouragement.

Though I am incredibly passionate about tutoring children, I am just as dedicated to helping my peers. Throughout high school and college I continued to peer tutor in English, History, Anthropology, and Archaeology. I also proofread several college term papers and I was trained in grant writing by a tenured professor. I have written, and been featured in, several publications and I have also contributed to articles in refereed academic journals. As an undergraduate, I took my education to the next level through a self-initiated, grant-funded research project in anthropology. I graduated Salutatorian of my high school class, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a "Degree with Distinction" from the University of South Carolina. In college, I maintained my passion for helping children by volunteering with two organizations: Girl Scouts of America sponsored through the local Boys & Girls Club, and HOPE (Helping Overcome Physical Expectations). Both of these organizations confirmed that I will always be dedicated to helping children grow and develop despite any odds stacked against them.

There is nothing like seeing a child accomplish a seemingly impossible task, or helping an adult realize its never too late to learn something new. If you are looking for a dedicated, passionate and innovative tutor to help you or your child succeed, I am the tutor for you.
I have a passion for academics and a youthful demeanor that enable me to gear students' interests toward the task at hand. I have the patience and insight to understand that no student is a bad student, but rather a child that is not stimulated by his or her existing learning environment. I honestly believe that all children have the potential to Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Frederick, MD 21703
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing!"

- Michelle, Hockessin, DE on 3/30/12

"Great Teacher."

- Elizabeth, Port Deposit, MD on 5/29/12
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Philosophy, Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Anthropology

I received a B.A. in Anthropology "with Distinction" from the University of South Carolina. A degree with Distinction is equivalent to an Honor's degree. I completed extra coursework, took higher level classes, and wrote a senior thesis to earn a distinct degree. My focus was on visual and cultural studies of Asia, although I had to complete coursework in linguistics, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. I graduated with a 3.87 GPA. I was also a member of the Anthropology Student Association, which focused on spreading news and developments within our field.

Archaeology

I received a B.A. in Anthropology "with Distinction" from the University of South Carolina. A degree with Distinction is equivalent to an Honor's degree. I completed extra coursework, took higher level classes, and wrote a senior thesis to earn a distinct degree. My focus was on visual and cultural studies of Asia, although I had to complete fairly extensive coursework in archaeology. I curated our University's hominid exhibit, and I am well-qualified to tutor introductory archaeology courses. I graduated with a 3.87 GPA. I was also a member of the Anthropology Student Association, which focused on spreading news and developments within our field.

Drawing

I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a minor in Studio Art: 2D Studies. My artwork has been publicly exhibited since I was ten years old. I received a 16/16 on my Maryland Goal 1 Art Portfolio two years in a row, and an "Excellence in Visual Arts" award my junior year of high school. I was also a member of National Art Honor Society. I took two college level drawing courses while still in high school, and several of my pieces were featured in the college art show. I also curated my own exhibit in the University of South Carolina Student Gallery.

I have been a Girl Scout Leader, day camp cabin leader, and teaching aide; these are all positions in which I utilized my creativity to develop projects, and teach my students the fundamentals of art and drawing.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked at a daycare/ after school development center, during which I provided the school aged students with one-on-one homework help. Several parents personally thanked me for working with their children, stating that their grades had remarkably improved. I particularly enjoy watching young minds develop and finding ways to make learning interesting for each, individual student.

I have also volunteered in several school settings through Girl Scouts of America and HOPE (Helping Overcome Physical Expectations).

My most challenging, yet rewarding, experience was teaching English in Thailand. I was assigned to teach a classroom of 52 kindergarten students without any assistance, and very little knowledge of Thai. With a lot of dedication and planning, I am proud to say that my students excelled at English by the end of my teaching contract.

English

My undergrad degree, anthropology, required a strong command of English. Developed skills in reading comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading were integral to my success in college. I took AP English in high school, as well as several college English courses.

I began publishing work in seventh grade. I had a few articles published in high school and, in college, I co-authored an article that was published in a refereed academic journal. In my professional career, I have contributed to several grants, and authored/ co-authored papers for refereed academic journals.

Throughout college, all of my friends, and many of my classmates, sought my aid with their English classes and papers. I helped one particular student rewrite an English paper; his grade improved from a D to an A. I strongly believe in providing students with academic tools so that they may develop into comprehensive readers and successful writers.

European History

I took an AP history course in high school and received a 4 on the AP exam. More importantly, however, I tutored a classmate in AP History who's grade improved from a C to an A. He also earned a 4 on the AP exam.

As an anthropology major in college I continued to take several history courses including prehistory, European history, Chinese and Japanese history, and general world history. I often organized and led study groups in these courses, as well as proofread papers for my classmates.

Geography

I majored in cultural anthropology in college, which is closely intertwined with geography. My regional focus was East and Southeast Asia, although I had to be fairly well acquainted with most past and present world cultures and current events.

I have also had a significant number of experiences abroad, which will contribute to my tutoring capabilities. Of the experiences, the two most notable are teaching English in Thailand and doing research in China.

As an undergraduate I often shared the experiences and knowledge I gained through anthropology with various community organizations. I also helped younger students prepare for their higher level anthropology classes.

Government & Politics

I worked in Washington D.C. as a Congressional Page in 2006. The program not only provided me with formal education in government and politics, but also experience in the field at a very early age. I worked on the floor of the House of Representatives with 62 other Pages. In between work hours, I attended school in the Library of Congress. The school often used our resources in D.C.; we were taught by Congressional staff, Supreme Court Clerks, Senators and Congressmen, among others.

I also was approved to take AP government and politics as a sophomore in high school, and earned a 5 on the AP exam. I was a political science major during my first two years of college, taking courses in American government and comparative politics.

Literature

Aside from being a self-proclaimed "literature-nerd," my undergraduate degree, anthropology, required a strong command of world literature. Developed skills in reading comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading were integral to my success in college. I took AP English in high school, as well as several college literature courses.

I have not only read extensive amounts of literature, but I have also studied the theories behind comparative literature. The success of my anthropological research has been directly related to my knowledge of world literature, and my ability to apply the details and themes of existing works to my own dissertation.

Painting

I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a minor in Studio Art: 2D Studies. My artwork has been publicly exhibited since I was ten years old. I received a 16/16 on my Maryland Goal 1 Art Portfolio two years in a row, and an "Excellence in Visual Arts" award my junior year of high school. I was also a member of National Art Honor Society. I took two college level art courses while still in high school, and several of my pieces were featured in the college art show. I also curated my own exhibit in the University of South Carolina Student Gallery.

I have been a Girl Scout Leader, day camp cabin leader, and teaching aide; these are all positions in which I utilized my creativity to develop projects, and teach my students the fundamentals of art and painting. I have experience using watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints.

Public Speaking

I have been engaged in several speaking engagements throughout my educational career. I gave a commencement speech at my high school graduation, and raised several thousand dollars for an organization called Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS) through a speaking campaign. I spoke to several civic groups, like Rotary International, to advocate for the objectives of CCS. I was a Congressional Page in 2006, a job that often required speaking in front of groups of high ranking government officials. During college, I held a chair in my sorority, which entailed that I speak to our chapter of almost 200 girls weekly, as well as speak at public events across campus and in the community. I took a course in public speaking at Wake Forest University, and I have since helped many of my peers improve their speaking and presentation skills.

Social Studies

As an anthropology major in college, I took courses in political science, history, religion, economics, philosophy, geography, sociology, and the humanities. I also took several college level social studies courses while in high school, including cultural geography, government and politics, and history. I received a 4 or a 5 on all of these AP exams. More importantly, I tutored a peer in AP history. His grade improved from a C to an A, and he earned a 4 on the AP exam.

In college I often organized and led study groups in these courses, as well as proofread papers for my classmates.

Special Needs

I love working with all children, including children with special needs. I have volunteered at Rockcreek Elementary, a school for children with special needs. During college, I was also part of an organization called HOPE (Helping Overcome Physical Expectations). HOPE assigned each volunteer to a special needs child in a local school. I would work with my buddy for a few hours each week,and seeing his determination and progress gifted me with endless amounts of patience and gratitude; I was so honored to be a part of his learning process. I also had some experience working with special needs seniors at a local senior center. I have the patience, insight and adaptability to understand exactly what will help each individual learn and grow.

Study Skills

My personal success in school was not necessarily because I was "smarter" than any other student, but because I learned to prioritize my studies and assess my teachers' methods from a young age. The most successful students are the ones that have been taught good study skills.

I worked at a daycare/ after school center for two years, providing homework-help for an hour each day to the grade school students. Since this time was limited, I focused on helping each student learn study habits so that they were better equipped to handle the work on their own. Classmates often asked me to lead study groups in college because I presented the material "in a way that made sense," and I was able to share my study tips with my peers. The skills that I teach vary from student to student based on each person's interests, attention span and strengths.

University of South Carolina
Anthropology

Education

University of South Carolina (Anthropology)

Amazing! — Chelsea has been working with my daughter for several weeks and she has been absolutely amazing! My daughter has loved her since they met and looks forward to her session each week. Chelsea has helped her with her math and is very patient with her. I can not put into words how much she has changed my daughter's attitude toward math and I highly recommend her. ...

— Michelle, Hockessin, DE on 3/30/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chelsea will travel within 25 miles of Frederick, MD 21703.