Hollins University, Roanoke VA
Wright State University (Master's)
Miami University (PhD)
TUTORING BUILT AROUND YOUR LEARNING NEEDS!
I have extensive experience in teaching and learning. After completing my post-graduate work, I was an instructor at Miami University. I have a certificate in college teaching, but my clients range from 5th graders to adult learners. In addition to subject-specific tutoring (social studies, history, reading, writing, etc.), I specialize in study skills, organization & time management, college prep, and learning with ADD/HD. I work hand-in-hand with your student's teachers, taking the in-class material and presenting it a manner that fits with his or her specific style of learning. I do not have one approach to tutoring because there is no one method of learning. I tailor my style to my individual client's needs, desired outcomes, and learning style.
My goal is for students to leave tutoring with more than a better grade in science, reading, or math. I want them to learn how to learn. Understanding how to learn, including how to study, how to write, and how to effectively manage time are lifelong skills that will help students become more productive throughout their educational and professional careers. TUTORING BUILT AROUND YOUR LEARNING NEEDS!
I have extensive experience in teaching and learning. After completing my post-graduate work, I was an instructor at Miami University. I have a certificate in college teaching, but my clients range from 5th graders to adult learners. In addition to subject-specific tutoring (social studies,
Rates start at $40, but may vary depending on the student's needs, subjects requested, etc.
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I have a certificate in teaching methods for students with learning disabilities, specializing in students with ADD/ADHD. I also have extensive experience with ADD/HD students, in both a classroom environment and as a private tutor. All of my tutoring includes basic organizational and time management skills, but for my ADD/HD students, I incorporate these into each and every lesson.
I am finishing a PhD and have spent 6 years working at a University. I served as an adviser, mentor, and internship director. I also met with high school students during college fairs. Additionally, I have extensive personal experience applying to college; I have applied to college (undergrad), law school, and graduate school.
I am trained to teach common core. I have also been tutoring common core subjects for nearly 5 years. As part of my continuing education credits, I am required to understand common core principles.
I have an MA and PhD in political science from Wright State and Miami University respectively. I taught American, Comparative, and International government courses for six years while completing my doctorate. I am a certified tutor and I have worked with AP government students previously. I am familiar with the state requirements for the AP test.
My PhD is in political science. My MA is in political science. I was a professor of political science at Miami University.
Proofreading is something most students skip because they've waited until the last minute to write the paper and do not have time to proof it before turning it in for a grade. In college, this can do significant damage to a student's grade. I know from experience that "more writing" does not always mean "better writing." Better writing is often achieved by seeing what good vs. bad writing looks and sounds like. My proofreading tutoring includes writing, editing, and reading papers out loud. I will also familiarize students with the fundamentals of grammar, style, punctuation, and reference/citation methods.
I have a PhD in Political Science and a certificate in College Teaching. I also graduated with honors for the "Preparing Future Faculty" program. I have participated in several "Teaching and Learning" workshops and conferences. Additionally, I served as an advisor to over 100 freshman for three years. Most of my advising involved "study skills," including time management, identifying the best method(s) of learning for the individual student, and planning/conducting review sessions.
I can say from experience most college freshman do not have good--or even basic--writing skills. Grammar, composition, and formal, standard English are foundations of all good writing. I believe in the rough draft-comments-final draft method: This way, students have the opportunity to see where and how they can improve. I also work with students to understand the fundamentals of research, style, and citations & references so that when they get to college, they understand the difference between a research paper, a reflection paper, and a book report.