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Alicia W.

Reynoldsburg, OH

$25/hour

Environmental Science Instructor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/14/17
5.0 average from 40 ratings
Great tutor
— Chris, Columbus, OH on 4/11/17

$25/Hour


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Youngstown State University
Psychology
University of Maryland University College
Master's

Education

Youngstown State University (Psychology)

University of Maryland University College (Master's)

About Alicia

Hi, I’m Alicia and I’m an environmental science instructor with over 10 years of experience in education and on-the-job training. My supervisors and co-workers would say that I am a highly effective and creative instructor who is very adept at taking subject matter and breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces to make it easier for students to grasp. Often, co-workers and students ask me to negotiate difficult situations because my problem-solving skills allow me to assess a situation relatively quickly, determine what’s needed and address any “disconnect” or problem that is present.

I believe in a caring, “student-centered” approach to tutoring and teaching where the student, parents or guardians (in the case of minors) and I customize a specific learning plan in order to attain student goals and objectives. By recognizing the exceptionalities of each individual student, a student-centered approach almost guarantees a realistic, workable learning plan for both younger learners and adults that will lead to a successful outcome regardless of the subject. In addition, I am sensitive to the non-academic challenges that may make learning more difficult (i.e., school-related extracurricular activities, job demands, childcare). My tutoring service hours are flexible which allow me to accommodate the most demanding student schedules.

My role as a professional educator and college adjunct is to connect with my students by helping them to increase their confidence and take charge of a subject in which they are struggling. I do this not just by focusing on the subject matter itself but by stimulating their curiosity with real-world examples and applications, focusing on note taking and organizational skills and modeling how I want my students to approach different subjects. I’m highly motivated and excited about contributing to the success of all of the students that I tutor.
Hi, I’m Alicia and I’m an environmental science instructor with over 10 years of experience in education and on-the-job training. My supervisors and co-workers would say that I am a highly effective and creative instructor who is very adept at taking subject matter and breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces to make it easier for Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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"Great tutor"

- Chris, Columbus, OH on 4/11/17

"Great tutor!"

- Kenisha, Columbus, OH on 3/7/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Melissa, Columbus, OH on 3/1/16

"Fantastic Tutor Made Our 5 Year Old Want to Learn"

- Ashley, Columbus, OH on 10/16/14

"Very encouraging"

- Faatimah, Woodbridge, VA on 9/18/14
Science:
Biology
Art:
Painting
English:
Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary
History:
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have successfully completed several college-level math courses where I even had the opportunity to tutor fellow classmates. I’ve successfully completed the following courses: Beginning Algebra I and II; Intermediate Algebra; Technical Math I and II; Calculus I and II; and Calculus for Electronics.

When helping students with math, I have found that the best approach is to first assess what a student already knows and use this information to strengthen their foundation before incorporating new concepts or introducing new material. I first incorporated this approach as a volunteer tutor with middle school students who were struggling to pass the math sections of their proficiency tests, then adapted it for use with all grade levels and abilities.

Biology

The reason why I feel that I qualified to tutor students in biology is because I hold a master’s degree in environmental management. Environmental management is an interdisciplinary science that incorporates biology, chemistry, physics, and other sciences. When tutoring students in biology, or teaching my own environmental science students, I emphasize the importance of learning vocabulary and terminology to build a foundation for the more difficult concepts that students need to master the course. I've also successfully completed college-level biology courses such as: Biology and the Modern World; Biological Science I and II; Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology I and II.

Criminal Justice

I hold a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. In addition, I had the opportunity to work at two local drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities and in state government. As a legislative aide, I felt very fortunate to be able to work with committees that dealt with violence, youth and the law. Currently, I teach environmental science and deal primarily with environmental issues from many different perspectives -- some of these perspectives includes policy and violations of laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.

Elementary (K-6th)

The reason why I feel that I am qualified to tutor in Elementary K-6th grade subject matter is largely because of my experience working at the elementary school level as a reading tutor in Westerville while employed as a teaching assistant in the special needs classroom. During this time, I enjoyed working with children in every grade level in both the traditional and special education classrooms. Being able to read is the foundation for every subject taught in a classroom regardless of grade. To this end, I employed the use of flash cards, study buddies (stuffed animals), games, and multimedia tools to sharpen and develop not only reading but math, science, social studies, and history skills with both the mainstream and special education students.

Elementary Math

I have experience working at the elementary school level as an aide in Westerville City Schools where I had the opportunity to work with students in every grade level. I have also successfully completed several college-level math courses where I even had the opportunity to tutor fellow classmates (e.g., Beginning Algebra I and II; Intermediate Algebra; Technical Math I and II; Calculus I and II; and Calculus for Electronics).

When helping students with math, I have found that the best approach is to first assess what a student already knows and use this information to strengthen their foundation before incorporating new concepts or introducing new material. I first incorporated this approach as a volunteer tutor with middle school students who were struggling to pass the math sections of their proficiency tests, then adapted it for use with all grade levels and abilities.

Elementary Science

I've enjoyed working with children in every grade level in both the traditional and special education classrooms and in subjects such as science, math, art and social studies. To this end, I employed the use of flash cards, study buddies (stuffed animals), games, and multimedia tools to sharpen and develop math, science, social studies, and history skills with both the mainstream and special education students.

In addition, I have a master’s degree in environmental management, an interdisciplinary science, which incorporates biology, chemistry, physics, and other sciences. I’ve also successfully completed college-level science courses such as: Biology and the Modern World; Biological Science I and II; Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology I and II, and Elementary Chemistry I and II. When helping students with science, I have found that the best approach is to first assess what a student already knows and use this information as a bridge to strengthen their foundation before incorporating new concepts or introducing new material. When tutoring students in science, or teaching my own environmental science students, I emphasize the importance of learning vocabulary and terminology to build a foundation for the more difficult concepts that students need to master the course.

General Computer

As a college instructor, I have encountered students who have never used a computer let alone sent an email or submitted an assignment electronically. To make these students more comfortable with the use of technology, I implement hands-on activities into my lesson plans and set aside class time weekly to teach and practice general computer skills. I first assess what a student already knows to build on that foundation using mini-lessons that cover computer hardware and software. By the time that a student completes my class (e.g. environmental science), she is able to send and receive documents using email and Microsoft Word, research topics for academic papers, and even put together simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used this email program for the last 10 to 15 years. One of the best ways to learn about Microsoft Outlook or any of the software in the Microsoft (or Apple) suite of programs is to get as much hands-on practice as possible. Individuals that I have trained in Microsoft Outlook and other software begin with the basics before moving on to more complex features of these programs. I structure my training sessions based on how my trainees will be using the programs at work or home in real life.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a college adjunct, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are just three of the software programs that I use every day to deliver lectures, assess learning, and communicate with my students. I have used the Microsoft Office Suite for more almost 20 years now in connection with job duties, learning management systems, training and personal use. One of my goals when teaching a class is to not only deliver subject matter for that specific class -- whether it’s environmental science or ethics -- but to ensure that my students’ computer skills will enhance their opportunities for employment after graduation. Instruction in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are the two main programs that I incorporate into my lesson plans in my classes.

Microsoft Windows

This is a software suite that I have had extensive experience with over the last 10 to 15 years. When training other individuals in Microsoft Windows and any of its components, I have found hands-on practice to be most effective -- especially when that practice simulates what the individual will be using Windows for on a daily basis. I assess what the individual already knows about Windows before finding out what they want or need to know. I can then sit down with the trainee and design a custom learning plan to meet their objectives.

Microsoft Word

As a college adjunct, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are just three of the software programs that I use every day to deliver lectures, assess learning, and communicate with my students. I have used the Microsoft Office Suite for more almost 20 years now in connection with job duties, learning management systems, training and personal use. One of my goals when teaching a class is to not only deliver subject matter for that specific class -- whether it’s environmental science or ethics -- but to ensure that my students’ computer skills will enhance their opportunities for employment after graduation. Instruction in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are the two main programs that I incorporate into my lesson plans in my classes.

Painting

From 2006 to 2008, I taught One Stroke Painting at Michaels' Arts and Crafts to beginning- through intermediate-level students. In these 2-hour classes, students are introduced to the double-loading painting technique made famous by Donna Dewberry. The lesson plans that I designed for my classes were based on a core curriculum that I expanded upon when I began introducing my own projects which allowed students to paint a larger variety of items and to expand on basic painting skills. My classroom motto was and is: "If you can pick up a pencil and write your name, you can paint".

Prealgebra

The reason why I feel that I am qualified to tutor students in prealgebra is because I have successfully completed several college-level math courses where I even had the opportunity to tutor fellow classmates. I’ve successfully completed the following courses: Beginning Algebra I and II; Intermediate Algebra; Technical Math I and II; Calculus I and II; and Calculus for Electronics. When helping students with math, I have found that the best approach is to first assess what a student already knows and use this information to strengthen their foundation before incorporating new concepts or introducing new material. I first incorporated this approach as a volunteer tutor with middle school students who were struggling to pass the math sections of their proficiency tests, then adapted it for use with all grade levels and abilities.

Proofreading

If you’re looking for a professional who is adept at producing a quality product in a timely manner, I can help you stand “head and shoulders” above the competition.

Youngstown State University
Psychology
University of Maryland University College
Master's

Education

Youngstown State University (Psychology)

University of Maryland University College (Master's)

Great tutor

Alicia was a great tutor, she went far beyond her requirements to help me. She is a credit to her profession. I would like to work with Alicia again someday but right now I don't have the time or energy.

— Chris, Columbus, OH on 4/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 15 miles of Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.