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Sam K.

Enviro Grad Student Teaching Reading, Writing, SAT, APs, and more

Enviro Grad Student Teaching Reading, Writing, SAT, APs, and more

$50/hour

  • 32 hours tutoring

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Hi! I'm Sam K. I'm a 28-year old grad student with a wealth of teaching experience. I have had success instructing students ranging from Kindergarten to Undergraduate on a wide array of subjects and activities, with clients consistently thanking me for my engagement, patience, fun, and direct communication style.

I'm new to Wyzant, but I have been instructing and tutoring for over 10 years. I'm specifically proficient in tutoring for SAT prep, IBs and APs (especially Environmental, US...

Hi! I'm Sam K. I'm a 28-year old grad student with a wealth of teaching experience. I have had success instructing students ranging from Kindergarten to Undergraduate on a wide array of subjects and activities, with clients consistently thanking me for my engagement, patience, fun, and direct communication style.

I'm new to Wyzant, but I have been instructing and tutoring for over 10 years. I'm specifically proficient in tutoring for SAT prep, IBs and APs (especially Environmental, US History, English, Biology, and Government), reading and writing development, outdoor and hands-on education, and developing individualized strategies for success.

I started teaching as a 15-year old teaching swim lessons. Since the beginning, I've had an energy that made reluctant students want to come back and try again. My goal is to connect each student with their own motivation for learning, to seed self-starting behavior, while isolating the beliefs and fears that hold students back.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado in Environmental Studies with a policy focus, with minors in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology and Nordic Studies. I received a Certificate in Environmental Education through internships with the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center during that time.

I have instructed Middle School science through the Outdoor Education program at Pali Institute. I was also a ropes lead in charge of teaching the oldest students belay techniques on challenge courses. I have experience as a Naturalist Guide in Yosemite Natl. Park leading family hikes and tours.

From 2017-2019 I worked as a backpacking guide for a wilderness therapy company in Western Colorado, ultimately serving as a Senior Guide. In this challenging position, I would ensure the physical and emotional safety of my guide teams (3-4 guides) and student team (7-11 clients), while implementing therapeutic intervention techniques on week-long backpacking trips. The program was often a last-resort option for struggling families, and we would find cre


Education

University of Colorado
Environmental Studies

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Biology, English, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Math

SAT Math

Most Popular

Biology, English, Reading, Writing

Music

Songwriting

Songwriting

I have been a song-writer and musician since 2015, professionally from 2019-2020. I specialize in lyrics, vocal melody, song format, and concept-work.

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Ecology, Geology

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I was a senior guide for a wilderness therapy company working with students that were previously in free-fall. ADHD was one of the most common issues for the adolescents that went there. I have extensive experience helping ADHD students identify the things preventing them from sitting down and working (e.g. physical self-care, hiding emotions, exercise, disconnection from goals).

Sports/Recreation

Swimming

Swimming

I have taught swim lessons for multiple years at Glenwood Swim and Dive and the Colorado Athletic Club in Boulder. I was also the coach of a youth swim team for Glenwood for two summers. I have 15 years of competitive swim experience.

Summer

Swimming,

Swimming

I have taught swim lessons for multiple years at Glenwood Swim and Dive and the Colorado Athletic Club in Boulder. I was also the coach of a youth swim team for Glenwood for two summers. I have 15 years of competitive swim experience.
Biology, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Sam has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and Patient tutor

Mr Sam taught reading and writing skills to my 7th grader in person. He was very patient and got my son interested in reading a book that he provided. We are satisfied with his tutoring skills and friendly behavior towards my son. Unfortunately he is moving out of town and my son will miss a great tutor.

Vandana, 7 lessons with Sam
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Sam K.

$50/hour

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Contact Sam

Response time: 3 hours