I have been a professional tutor for 7 years. I aim to establish and maintain long-term relationships with students and their families to increase confidence and to improve study habits and performance in elementary school, middle school, and college-preparatory courses and exams. My passion is to help students not only get good grades and pass their classes, but to learn the thought processes and confidence to help themselves to succeed ultimately on their own. My reward is that look on a...
I have been a professional tutor for 7 years. I aim to establish and maintain long-term relationships with students and their families to increase confidence and to improve study habits and performance in elementary school, middle school, and college-preparatory courses and exams. My passion is to help students not only get good grades and pass their classes, but to learn the thought processes and confidence to help themselves to succeed ultimately on their own. My reward is that look on a student's face when it finally clicks for them!
Over the course of my experience I have worked with children with learning challenges, improved studentsâ€™ skill and confidence in Math, taught high school students test strategies and reviewed content to prepare them for the ACT, taught a summer course in Latin reading enrichment, and summer math and reading prep courses. I tutored for 2 1/2 years with Tutor Doctor and then independently for 4 1/2+ years after the franchise dissolved. I have raised students ACT scores from 1-4 points overall, and up to 7 points on individual sections. I have improved students' grades in geometry and algebra, and increased a student's confidence and scores in 7th grade math. (When I started tutoring her she had melt-downs at almost every session. Now she has been getting B's and approaching her homework with a more positive attitude.) I also helped a student improve his study habits for Biology and raise his grade from failing to a B. I have also worked with an ADHD student to help him keep up in a college prep high school setting. As well as tutoring high school subjects, I also teach piano performance.
I grew up in a family of 4 children, and always wanted to be a teacher. I homeschooled until 10th grade, and then went to Barat Academy, during which time I was always glad to help my siblings and classmates with their studies, especially math. I received scores on the SAT in the top 99% (2230/2400), was a National Merit Scholar, and graduated with a 4.03/4.00 GPA. I also got first place in the M