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Erin K.

Saint Peters, MO

$45/hour

Aced It: Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College Tutoring

Background check passed as of 4/11/16
4.9 average from 47 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Willa, Saint Charles, MO on 11/22/16

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Lindenwood University
Biochem. and Psych.

Education

Lindenwood University (Biochem. and Psych.)

About Erin

I am a pre-med student at Lindenwood University, where I am currently working towards a double undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Psychology. I am involved in Delta Zeta sorority, Lindenwood Honors Society, Alpha Chi National Honors Society, Lindenscroll National Honors Society, and Psi Chi-National Honors Society for Psychology Majors. I served as a volunteer tutor at Lindenwood University in Statistics for Psychology majors, Organic Chemistry I and II, and Research Methods.

I really enjoy working with children and adolescents and helping them succeed in areas where they are struggling. I believe it is important to positively motivate students so they learn to be excited about school.

My goal is to explain the material students struggle with in a easy and relaxed manner so it will not be as stressful for students to understand on their own. Giving students direct one-on-one tutoring is important because in school they do not have the opportunity to receive the direct attention they may need when not understanding a certain subject. I want to help them really grasp the concepts and learn to enjoy learning.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you are interested in my services, and we can work out scheduling, as I typically have a pretty flexible schedule.
I am a pre-med student at Lindenwood University, where I am currently working towards a double undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Psychology. I am involved in Delta Zeta sorority, Lindenwood Honors Society, Alpha Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required

I ask that students cancel within 6 hours of the tutoring appointment, otherwise, they may be subject to being charged up to the full price of the scheduled appointment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Peters, MO 63376
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Willa, Saint Charles, MO on 11/22/16

"Knowledgeable and affective"

- Tim, Lake Saint Louis, MO on 11/8/16

"very organized!"

- Mary, Saint Peters, MO on 9/13/16

"Very helpful and knowledgeable"

- AYED, Saint Louis, MO on 9/12/16

"Study skills"

- Karen, Saint Peters, MO on 7/14/16

"Knowledge and prepared the"

- Megan, O Fallon, MO on 6/14/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I am a pre-med student, and I am double majoring at Lindenwood University in biochemistry and psychology. I was awarded The Edith Zanville Frontiers of Science Honors Award from the Lindenwood Chemistry department, and I have received honors credit in Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry I and II. I urge students to focus their time and energy on understanding the general concepts rather than memorizing every last detail. Doing practice exams and practice problems are an essential part of excelling in general chemistry. It is also important for students to review over their notes or read their textbook to reinforce the material. I really go out of my way to learn the type of learner the student is (visual, auditory) so I can best assist him or her in her course.

Handwriting

I have observed many times that a student's handwriting impairs their ability to learn because he or she is not able to read their own writing. I watch the way the student forms the letters or numbers, and then I have them practice the correct way to write their capital and lowercase letters and numbers from 1-10. I have them practice each letter or number generally about five times. If they still have the pattern wrong after the fifth time, I have them write it again until I see improvement. I also have students do a self-evaluation by circling the best letter or number the have wrote on each line. I worked at a daycare for a year and a half where I helped six year olds with their handwriting skills. I also have experience previously as a private tutor working with grade school age children with their handwriting.

Organic Chemistry

I completed Organic Chemistry I and II and received an A with honors in both courses from Lindenwood University. I served as a tutor on a volunteer basis at Lindenwood for Organic Chemistry I. The most important part in learning Organic Chemistry is understanding the basic theory behind reactions. I try and steer students away from memorization and more towards genuinely understanding the concepts. I also emphasize practicing pushing arrows and really understanding the mechanism in reactions. Organic Chemistry is not an obvious subject, and I always encourage students to ask questions every step of the way!

Psychology

I am a pre-med student, and I am double majoring at Lindenwood University in psychology and biochemistry. I attended the Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Lindenwood University and the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, IL, where I presented research I had done with the psychology faculty at Lindenwood. I served as a tutor on a volunteer basis in Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology majors. I completed Research Methods, Statistics, and Learning and Memory for honors credit. I am also involved in Psi Chi National Honors Society for Psychology majors. Psychology includes a diverse range of topics, and to help students in their courses, it is important they develop good study habits. I assist students in thinking critically about the material, talking openly and discussing what has been taught, and learning how to actively study and take notes.

Sociology

I help give students the necessary tools to understand, explain, and analyze observations based on the social world. I assist students in finding the main points in their textbooks and summarizing the material. I also work with the student to apply the classroom material to real world examples.

Statistics

I served as a volunteer tutor in Statistics for Psychology majors for two years at Lindenwood University. I received honors credit in Statistics for Psychology majors. Many Statistics courses allow students to work all of their problems out on a program on a calculator. I help students work through plugging in problems into their calculator. I also emphasize learning not only how to plug in material but how to work out the basics by hand so the students will better understand the underlying concepts. I urge students to prepare several days before an exam and to work through practice problems as the problems really begin to make sense when they are worked out from start to finish.

Study Skills

When helping students improve their study skills, I first go over and set goals with the student, and this often helps with motivation. I also go over scheduling and organization with the student in order to plan out a designated study time. One of the most important things I recommend is not cramming the night before an exam. I teach students to study two or three days before an exam and to take regular study breaks so to maintain optimum concentration and retention. I also urge students to not only look over their study material but to test themselves and work practice problems. The most important thing is for the student to become independent and be able to establish their own study routine for future courses.

Lindenwood University
Biochem. and Psych.

Education

Lindenwood University (Biochem. and Psych.)

Excellent tutor — Erin helped my gran daughter improve her math grade (7th grade). She is very patience, knowledgeable, has a great personality and relate so well with my 12 yr old. I highly recommend her. ...

— Willa, Saint Charles, MO on 11/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

I ask that students cancel within 6 hours of the tutoring appointment, otherwise, they may be subject to being charged up to the full price of the scheduled appointment.

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 15 miles of Saint Peters, MO 63376.