UNC-Greensboro (Media Studies)
I am a recent graduate from UNC-Greensboro; in December I received my B.A. in media studies with minors in music and French. During my first two years at school, I explored the possibility of becoming a music educator with an emphasis on general elementary. I wrote lesson plans, curated my own teaching philosophies, and even spent time in local schools teaching practice lessons on subjects of my choosing. In addition, I was employed at Greensboro Day School's after school care program while I was in school, a job that required me to care for up to fifteen children at a time, supervising a variety of activities including outdoor playtime and homework. I have also worked as a piano instructor at various times in my life since high school; I've worked with students ranging in age from elementary grades to adults.
I continued learning French in high school, concluding my education with the AP course; I received a 5 on that exam. When I went to college, making French my minor seemed like the only reasonable thing to do, so I did take several courses in grammar, culture and literature. I was consistently at the top of my class in terms of comprehension, writing and pronunciation, and was able to provide valuable assistance to my classmates.
I am also an experienced writer. Since I was a child I loved to tell stories, keep journals, and in general find any outlet I could to write. I regret not taking more courses while I was in college in the English department; but a demanding course load usually prevented me from doing so. During my junior and senior years I satisfied that writing itch by joining the school newspaper, the Carolinian. I became Arts & Entertainment Editor at the end of my junior year, and led a team of four writers for two consecutive semesters to provide unique and engaging content that ranged in coverage from artists at our university to community partners in the arts like Triad Stage and Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro.
I'm so excited to meet you! As you've probably inferred by now, another aspect about my teaching profile that I pride myself on is my age. It is true that I am fairly young for a tutor, but I believe that that fact can only help us relate to each other better. I want to understand what it is you are having trouble with, and do everything I can to be a useful resource for you. I am a recent graduate from UNC-Greensboro; in December I received my B.A. in media studies with minors in music and French. During my first two years at school, I explored the possibility of becoming a music educator with an emphasis on general elementary. I wrote lesson plans, curated my own teaching philosophies, and even spent time in local
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In high school I took AP English and received an A on that exam. My scored on the ACT English section was 34; I would say I have a very good grasp of the English language and that I truly appreciate its creative and technical nuances. I also worked as my university newspaper's Arts & Entertainment Editor, where I researched and put together stories as well as gave feedback on the weekly submissions of my writers.
My reading score on the ACT was a 24. I have always loved to read and still do in my free time. During my time in college I became a skilled speed-reader and had a good amount of practice reading large amounts of material while working to derive the most important messages from the given subject matter.
I took regular French lessons in school from the second grade up until my second-to-last year my university. In high school, I visited France and enjoyed that opportunity to use it within a true cultural context. I have taken all sorts of French courses - from grammar to culture to business. I have also been in touch with several pen-pals and family has hosted two French exchange students.
I love to read, which I think is important in considering one's experience expanding their vocabulary. I have had thorough experience memorizing vocabulary words in both English and French during my time at school, and I have very good memorization and comprehension tricks that I believe I could easily impart to a student.
Across all the subjects I have studied in school as well as my post-graduate activities, I have most enjoyed the opportunities I have to write. In fact, writing is something I aspire to do with regard to my full-time career one day. I have experience writing creatively, analytically, concisely and persuasively, and have always received high marks in school on writing-related assignments. I also have experience coaching others in writing, as I was in charge of a team of four to five writers during my time as my university newspaper's Arts & Entertainment Editor.