University of Montana, MIssoula (Secondary Art Ed)
My name is Rachel and my experience tutoring started roughly five years ago during my high school career. It began as being asked by my Spanish teacher to tutor students in my extra study time, and moved to my English teachers having me workshop with them to help do peer review sessions in lower level classes. Once I got to college, I continued helping friends and classmates off the record in any of my classes that required writing, and was recommended by my Italian professor to some students that were struggling in the course. Additionally, I was often playing the role of work study in most of the studios I was in, helping any students use equipment, answer questions, or modify work. That being said, I've worked with both high school and college students, but was also a teacher's aide in a preschool for two years, and have extensive experience with children from the ages 3-7.
The reason I love tutoring is because it empowers the person(s) learning. It is human nature to strive to learn and be curious, and success in those areas is satisfying to anyone, regardless of what specific knowledge they are garnering, whether it be figuring out how to build a computer or write a symphony. And while I myself cannot build a computer, I am more than enthusiastic about helping students in my areas of expertise: English, Spanish, Italian, and the arts. It is my opinion that anyone, no matter how difficult the material, can be taught if they want to learn, and if someone wants to learn, I most certainly want to help them achieve their goals.
I studied Spanish for five years and have skills between the 100 and 200 college levels, which makes me a prime candidate for middle school and high school students; I am capable of reading, writing, speaking, and reading, although my specialties lie in grammar and comprehension than vocabulary and memorization.
Italian is something that I've always wanted to pursue and am currently minoring in the language, and may soon change that minor to a second major. I have two years under my belt and am currently working on my third, and tested into the program at my local university well above the 300 level. I would be comfortable tutoring anyone at any age new to the language who simply wants to learn with a fresh start, or up to a 200 college level.
I have always had a knack for writing and was never seen without a book in my hands growing up. Essay writing was always something I excelled in, never having to make a conscious effort to put words on the page, and an area I would consistently aid my friends in up through college, especially when it came to editing. My strengths in this area include content and structure, as well as line editing for grammar and spelling.
Art was my original major and source of passion from the very beginning, with an emphasis in drawing (anatomy, pen and ink). I do, however, have experience and background in painting, sculpture, welding, printmaking, and photography, although drawing is my primary niche, and the one in which I would feel most qualified working with students, but the others are definitely not off limits! Well, except the welding and printmaking ... unless you happen to have welding equipment or a printing studio; then I'm you're gal!
Although I've listed only a few items above that I can tutor in, I am always more than happy to lend my hand in other similar areas, such as art history, reading comprehension, and my background in music would be convenient for anyone who happens to play flute! I am currently a college student at the University of Maine, and although I have a busy schedule, aside from my classes it is quite flexible, so although you might not see a time that could potentially work for you, I guarantee we can find one! I am more than happy to meet in person or work online, and I assure you that I advocate for a relaxed, comfortable learning atmosphere, so I am more than happy to work with you so you are at ease, whether that necessitate a change of time, venue, or learning methods. Please don't hesitate to shoot me an email, I would be super excited to work with you, no matter what your academic goals! My name is Rachel and my experience tutoring started roughly five years ago during my high school career. It began as being asked by my Spanish teacher to tutor students in my extra study time, and moved to my English teachers having me workshop with them to help do peer review sessions in lower level classes. Once I got to college, I continued
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