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Samantha D.

Hendersonville, NC

$35/hour

Flexible and compassionate Tutor for almost any level

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About Samantha

Hello! I'm glad you decided to do a little research. I am always looking for an opportunity to help others learn and grow. I think that teaching and being a student are roles we are all constantly in. As a tutor and aid for all ages I am able to learn and grow alongside those I am working with. I am local to the Hendersonville, NC area, where I work as a QA engineer. I am a very active person, but my schedule is mostly flexible. I don't mind weekend sessions at all.

My education includes 2 Associate of Applied Science degrees one in computer engineering and another in electronics, a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology, and a Masters of Science and Technology, so I am right at home with science, technical concepts, and technical writing. As you can see, I have done a lot of studying myself, so I know the challenges. My personal belief is that learning something is all about relating it to something you are already familiar with. It helped me a great deal and it also helped when I would work with lower class men, class mates, and coworkers.

In the areas of science and math I've handled many classes myself through college and I've also been able to apply a great deal of it hands on. I find that most of the time the concepts are lost due to a teaching style that involves more theory and less applied learning. I found that was one of my personal downfalls with math, so I had to learn to look at the concept and how it could be used rather than a bunch of meaning less letters and numbers.

Throughout school and college we are subjected to deadlines for term papers and projects. This does not really change in the professional world. A large portion of what I do day in and day out revolves around writing, reading, proofing and explaining documents in a corporate environment, not to mention all the papers I wrote in graduate school.

Feel free to contact me, I am always willing to discuss opportunities. If you are concerned about a particular subject you can always give me an example of what you are working on and I can give you feed back.
Hello! I'm glad you decided to do a little research. I am always looking for an opportunity to help others learn and grow. I think that teaching and being a student are roles we are all constantly in. As a tutor and aid for all ages I am able to learn and grow alongside those I am working with. I am local to the Hendersonville, NC area, where I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Study Group rates are: 2-4 people $55/hr 5-8 people $75/hr 9+ contact for pricing

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hendersonville, NC 28792
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra
Science:
Physical Science
English:
English, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary Math

Elementary math is the fundamental basis for all the mathematics classes I have taken, all the formulas in science and engineering. I've worked with many different age groups with this, but especially when I worked with the youth services. I have found that a lot of times people are most comfortable using decimals rather than fractions relating the two often helps, but it takes practice and patience. I had one particular client that I managed to combine a lesson on fractions with a handy piece of cake, not the most nutritious choice, but it definitely got the point across...and who doesn't love dessert?

Reading

Reading and comprehension are crucial to success throughout school, college and careers as a vast amount of knowledge and communication now takes place on some sort of reading media. Many people have an ability to read, but not actually understand what they are reading. I've seen this be an issue for students attempting to study independently and for those trying to learn something new outside of school. Reading comprehension is something that many take for granted, but it takes time to learn. I honestly feel that reading, vocabulary, and writing all tie closely together on this subject because one who is a good reader will likely have a better understanding of writing and sentence structure.

My personal favorite approach to this is to find something that is entertaining or favored by the individual I'm working with and go through a portion of it with them, and check for comprehension.

It's easier to start with something they enjoy and then use the learned skills to apply to academic works which are usually much less entertaining.

Study Skills

Study skills are not easy for everyone, time management, prioritizing, organization and focus are all parts that are all to often lacking or ignored. I also like to use a skills I call relating and applying, relating what you are learning now to what you already know and figuring out how or where it can be applied. Every person is different, study skills are going to be slightly different too. The generic skills are always going to be the same, but I think it's important to develop a method of doing it that is comfortable and as natural as possible, for me personally that is documenting everything and planning it out. For others I've worked in they were better being a little less rigid, once we figured out a good method we had it made. My education includes 2 Associate of Applied Science degrees one in computer engineering and another in electronics, a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology, and a Masters of Science and Technology.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Study Group rates are: 2-4 people $55/hr 5-8 people $75/hr 9+ contact for pricing

Travel policy

Samantha will travel within 20 miles of Hendersonville, NC 28792.