Eastern Michigan University
My love of teaching comes from a lifelong obsession with learning. As a Cum Laude and Departmental Honors Graduate, I know firsthand that hard work and dedication pay off. As an informal tutor at the college undergraduate level for six years, I've had the pleasure of watching many of my former classmates and their friends succeed in the classroom; whether it be understanding a concept for the first time, or getting an A on a paper they worked hard on.
I specialize in Criminology, English, Sociology and Written Composition, and regardless of the subject the student and I are working on, my main goal is to keep the student challenged, interested, but not overwhelmed. Another goal is to keep the content manageable and enjoyable; I believe students should enjoy learning, and it should not be a burden or miserable.
I hold myself to a very high standard, and will often ask for feedback from both students and parents (if applicable) about how they feel about how our sessions go, and whether there is anything they would do to improve them. I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, but am willing to offer make-up sessions if the student is interested.
I prefer to work with students in a quiet, distraction-free space, and am available to travel to meet the student at a mutually agreeable location (I typically recommend libraries that have separate rooms for studying, although some students prefer to meet at coffee shops for the mild distraction level). I ALWAYS meet at a public place, and never at a student's residence.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check my profile, and I look forward to scheduling a session with you soon! My love of teaching comes from a lifelong obsession with learning. As a Cum Laude and Departmental Honors Graduate, I know firsthand that hard work and dedication pay off. As an informal tutor at the college undergraduate level for six years, I've had the pleasure of watching many of my former classmates and their friends succeed in the classroom;
Individual: $200/hour, Groups of 2-4 people $250/hour. Rates subject to change based on location, duration of tutoring, materials needed, travel time, and other considerations.
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I am a Christian and I am regularly involved in studying the Bible. I was raised in church and have been in Sunday School classes, Youth Groups, and Bible studies courses for my entire life. I am well versed in theology (Reformed/Calvinist) and have excellent resources on hand if there are issues or questions I can't answer myself.
I have participated in, and led an all-woman's Bible study twice, and have used commentary and other resources to help enhance my learning.
I attend church on a regular basis, and I am currently reading through the Bible, a chapter per night, until I get through it twice.
After being an undergraduate for quite an extended period of time, in two institutions (one public and one private), I am very familiar with the way college administration works, and who to talk to, what to do in situations needing specific guidance or general inquiries/problems. I was in frequent contact with people such as Financial Aid, Admissions, Records and Registration, as well as with my Department. I planned my own class schedule, making sure it fulfilled requirements for my major (4 years total experience), I knew who to contact with questions and exactly what to ask them, I was familiar with procedures of Financial Aid, including refund dispersment and loan information, Records and Registration, in terms of class scheduling, dropping/adding, overrides, etc. I worked independently of my Advisor, as was essentially my own advisor. I also assisted fellow students in the registration process, mainly in adding/dropping classes, checking to see that they were on-track with their major(s), and directing them to the appropriate help if need be. I understand college and college administrative lingo, and know how to work the situation and angles to get things accomplished for the student.
I am a criminal justice major and almost hold a Master's Degree in criminal justice/criminology. I am a 4.0 Dean's List student, and I am knowledgeable in theory, practice, current issues, procedures, etc, in criminal justice, and have hands-on experience in the field.
Some of the classes I have taken that have enhanced my experience and qualifications are: Community Corrections, Criminal Investigations, Introduction to Criminology, Deviance and Society, Juvenile Deviance, Policing in Society, Criminal Law, Internet Crime, Crime and Justice, and other related courses. I have completed a 6 month internship with a reintegration organization in Michigan (MPRI) and spent 6 months working with parolees/probationers and getting hands-on experience in the system; including prison, parole offices, and a social work office.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology (which is essentially sociology, only with a different focus), and am a semester away from holding a Masters in Criminology as well. I have a 3.70 GPA and am well versed in concepts, theory, terminology and practical application of the social sciences. I also have four years of informal tutoring in this area at the undergraduate level.
I swam for one year on the Milan Girls Varsity Swim Team and managed the same team for another year, but my career started in middle school. I was taught technique, proper workout and stretch routines, visualization, competition, and the rules of competitive swimming. I still watch professional swimming to this day. It is a sport I am both good at and passionate about.