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University of Michigan - Flint (English Specialized)
I became a tutor because my teacher at Mott asked me to apply for the Math Empowerment Center position at Mott Community College in Flint. While there I helped students, both older and younger than me, develop their skills in the subject, and showing them how to study. I worked with the students and my peers to develop methods of clear communication, searching out multiple paths to come up with the best means for them to understand what it is I was trying to explain. When someone didn't understand something, I knew it, and I continued to work with them to discover a way that we could get back to something they did understand, and build up from there.
After I graduated, I could no longer work for the Math Empowerment Center, so I branched out and offered my services to friends and family. I have been in the private tutoring sector since then, and I'm hoping to reach a broader audience, you. To date, I've tutored in basic math for young children in preschool, all the way up through high school in the private sector, and through college in with my experiences at Mott. I have had success building my own work-regimens for students, giving them tasks to complete during our sessions to build confidence, improve test scores, and clarify communication breakdowns between students and teachers. I have also had success working on homework students need to finish and keeping students on top of their grades.
I have worked with children who have ADHD, and I have found ways to work with their level of attention to get through problems they aren't understanding at school.
Besides my math experience as a tutor, I have other experience that may benefit students as well. I am also a moderator on a writing site for ages 13+ where I provide guidance and critiques for English in poetry, short stories, novels, and, most importantly, essays. I can help teach students how to make successful arguments, and develop those arguments with support and quotes through my Bachelors in English. I can also help with grammar as I have knowledge in linguistics that makes me capable of doing more than a "right" and "wrong" approach which is often why a student doesn't understand it.
My other skills include art, so I can help facilitate any large art projects a student needs help with, and I am able to share my advice and knowledge about design, and fine arts with students. Because of my experience with this, I am uniquely suited for helping students who don't understand math and English through traditional means of explanation. I can usually develop an art-based understanding with a student too as an added method to help them understand.
My goal with any student is to help them learn their best way of understanding difficult concepts, and learn how to retain knowledge and study for themselves. It is not my goal to be with students all the way through their education, but to be with them as they develop their skills to study, and for my services to be obsolete by the end of our time together. I want to develop student's learning skills so when I'm not available, they won't have a sudden loss of confidence, and the results will be consistent and life-long.
What I can teach includes Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, College Level Math to Precalc, Essay Writing, Comprehension, Art
Contact me and we can work together to find a location that will work for us both. I became a tutor because my teacher at Mott asked me to apply for the Math Empowerment Center position at Mott Community College in Flint. While there I helped students, both older and younger than me, develop their skills in the subject, and showing them how to study. I worked with the students
Rates are negotiable.
I was hired as a Algebra 1 tutor by Pontiac schools and was primarily working with Algebra 1 at Mott community College helping students understand variables, equations, introduction geometry, and test taking skills for their individual teacher.
I tutored Algebra 1 and 2 for Pontiac high school, and Mott in a setting with walk in students so I have a wide range of experience explaining the concepts and developing understanding or practice work for students struggling in this area.
I have experience in drawing at a college level where my work has been showcased in student shows picked by a jury of teachers to represent the best art of a level. I have also had experience in an art fair and designing murals for businesses. These experiences and many years of drawing time have made me uniquely qualified to critique and help others improve their skills.
I have worked with several elementary students developing study skills throughout the school year and summer and seen improvements in grades, confidence and the students' attitude towards math. Elementary math is where I began tutoring privately with an 8 year old child who had attention problems. I was able to keep him focused through working with his attention and developing a speed and system to bounce back what he needed to know. I have continued to develop my abilities to vary lesson plans according to the students needs and have been successful through the college level.
I tutored Geometry in Pontiac schools for PCG Education, and privately for high schoolers in Grand Blanc school district. Geometry was also a subject I tutored for college level classes at Mott Community College in the Math Empowerment Center.
I have tutored pre algebra for students in a range of situations including those who are not picking up on core concepts, to those struggling to understand their teacher. I see each situation as unique and plan according to those unique needs. That allows me to understand both what the teacher wants and what the student needs in order to move forward whether that is motivation, clarity, practice or understanding, I find a way to connect and provide that for all ages trying to learn math.