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Oregon State University (Civil Engineering)
I have been studying at Oregon State University for four years now, majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Spanish. I also recently returned from a study abroad experience in Chile, where I studied Spanish exclusively and worked with Spanish speaking students to improve their English.
With this experience, I gained a much better understanding of Spanish and I believe it really helped me to become a better tutor as well as a better Spanish speaker because I had to adapt to different learning and teaching styles. I have experience with tutoring for about six years now. I have nannied as well as tutored since high school. I love tutoring because I think it is so rewarding to help someone understand a subject or topic that they previously struggled with, and to see the excitement of understanding a difficult topic. I also really enjoy math and I think it is a subject that anyone can find interesting! I have considered pursuing a career as a math teacher as well so tutoring seems like a great opportunity.
I would strive to keep the student challenged, and would give suggested homework after sessions as well as evaluations at time intervals agreed upon. I am open to suggestions as well as I know that everyone learns topics differently and would be willing to work with students who have different learning styles. For high school students or younger, I would like to talk to the parents at regular intervals to ensure that the student can achieve success not only on homework assignments, but also work on testing skills and methods, and if applicable AP testing, which I went through when I was in high school.
I love math and Spanish! I think that's my biggest qualification, but I have also made it successfully through math and Spanish classes at the college level, with my lowest grade being a B. When I have tutored in the past I usually tutor high school students with algebra, prealgebra, statistics, or geometry. Because I enjoy calculus so much, I have worked with quite a few juniors or seniors. I think the fundamentals are very important to understand calculus which is why I would like to also tutor levels below calculus. I look forward to starting to formally tutor Spanish, as I mentioned, I recently spent three months abroad in a Spanish speaking country. I am very passionate about math and language and think they are both very important subjects. I also have very open availability and am willing to do online tutoring as well. I have been studying at Oregon State University for four years now, majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Spanish. I also recently returned from a study abroad experience in Chile, where I studied Spanish
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