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Robin M.

Waterford, MI

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Oakland Community Co
General Studies
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Education

Oakland Community Co (General Studies)

Defense Language Ins (Other)

About Robin

Hi there, if you need help understanding what is going on, I can help! My name is Robin and I have been tutoring others since elementary school. I am great at breaking things down to simple steps for you to follow on your own.

My original goal was to become a math teacher and am proficient at pretty much any class that is offered at the community college level. I am pursuing my bachelors degree in mathematics, so I may be able to help you with a course that is not listed. Contact me and I will let you know if it is something that I have proficiency in.

I am particularly good at explaining step by step how to solve math problems, including story problems. I will help you prepare for class so you *know* HOW to solve any problem.

I am preparing to attend law school and scored a 165 on my LSAT. I can help you prepare, particularly for the Games section.

Writing is another strength of mine, so if you need assistance from start to finish, I am more than happy to *help* you write your paper. What do I mean by this? I can help you with brainstorming, spend time in the library with you showing you how to find sources. It can be easy to spend too much time reading something that is not relevant. Paper organization and proofreading are also available.

I am nice and friendly. I do believe that out of every hour, we should spend about 5 minutes with general banter. It is easy to get burned out if you don't step away some.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi there, if you need help understanding what is going on, I can help! My name is Robin and I have been tutoring others since elementary school. I am great at breaking things down to simple steps for you to follow on your own.

My original goal was to become a math teacher and am proficient at pretty much any class that is offered at the
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Waterford, MI 48327
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, LSAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Tax Preparation

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.

ADHD

I have been a tutor at Oakland Community College for the disability services office (ACCESS) for many years. Students with ADD and ADHD are common. I have found that the key to working with these students is to keep activities varied and to use short bursts of focused study (5-10 minutes) followed by a quick review by asking questions or having students demonstrate. Physical activity seems to help reinforce concepts, however each student is unique and I am flexible to tailoring learning experiences to their abilities.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring math at the Highland Lakes campus of Oakland Community College for 14 years, both for students with learning disabilities and in the Academic Support Center. In addition, I volunteer as a tutor twice a week at my childrens' school. I am great at breaking math problems down to a series of steps and sharing creative memory techniques for these.

Algebra 2

Bachelor's degree in math, CRLA Level 2 certified tutor, 14 years experience as a tutor at Oakland Community College.

Calculus

I have a love of math. Calculus is especially interesting because of the many different applications. I have a bachelor's degree in math and have been working at Oakland Community College for 14 years both as a student and study group leader. I am happy to work one-on-one or with small groups if your friends would like to split the cost. I hope to help you soon.

Elementary Math

I have a bachelor's degree in math and have been working professionally as a tutor for 14 years. I am CRLA certified. I volunteer regularly at my children's school.

LSAT

Hi there, I would like to be certified to tutor for the LSAT. I scored a 165 out of 180 on my exam, which I took in Feb. of 2007. This score qualifies me for a full scholarship to Cooley Law school which is based in Michigan. I am great at tutoring any subject that I am proficient in. In preparation for taking the exam, I studied a number of materials which outlined strategies for the "games" section as well as the logical reasoning sections. I am also able to assist students in finding relevant information in a written text which assists in all segments of the test.

Thank you for considering my application.

Phonics

I feel that I am qualified to tutor a student in phonics because I have been doing this for years with my own children and in my older daughter's kindergarten classroom. Both of my children began reading by age 4. In the classroom, I assisted the instructor with children who were learning to read and I often shared phonics strategies.

With adults, I have tutored several ESL students who were learning English. I know that this can be difficult for a non-native speaker. I am patient and respectful. I do have experience in mastering other languages, so I understand the process both as a tutor and a student.

Thank you for considering my request.

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring math at Oakland Community College for 14 years and have a bachelors degree in math.

Precalculus

I am a CRLA certified tutor with 14 years professional experience. I have a bachelor's degree in math.

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish and have worked as a translator in the past. I have worked professionally as a tutor for 14 years and am CRLA certified.

Study Skills

Study skills is inherently a subject that is covered within most tutoring sessions. That said, one area that I regularly focus on with students is how to stay organized. This includes planning their study time to maximize the effectiveness.

If I am working with a student specifically on study skills, I will generally start with a time management assessment. Many people today multitask most of the time. This is a great talent in some events, but learning is often mist effectively done when a student has the ability to focus.

Since there are a wide variety of learning styles, I will generally have students take a short assessment to help identify their particular learning styles. Sometimes the results can be surprising. For example, I never realized that I was an auditory learner before taking the assessment. Knowing this really helped me to better use my study time.

I regularly share tips and techniques that help students take better notes and retain information. Everyone is familiar with the concept of flashcards, but there are many different activities that can make them more effective than just flash the card and answer it depending on learning style.

For some students recording information in their own voices works and playing it back, for others making up songs or drawing pictures. Most people learn by doing, but some work best if they have something else to do such as a stress ball to squeeze or gum to chew. I have found this to be particularly true of those with ADHD. Some students need quiet, others background noise.

There is simply not a one size fits all solution and I tailor tips and advice to each student while encouraging them to reach their fullest potential.

Tax Preparation

I have prepared taxes for HR Block for the last two years. Last year, I took over 40 hours of continuing education to be current on changing tax laws.

Oakland Community Co
General Studies
Defense Language Ins
Other

Education

Oakland Community Co (General Studies)

Defense Language Ins (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Travel policy

Robin will travel within 5 miles of Waterford, MI 48327.