University of Chicago (Linguistic Anthro.)
Portland State University (Master's)
Hi there. My name is Eliot. I have been tutoring young people, from elementary to high school-aged, for the past 10 years (since I was in high school). While school mostly 'worked' for me, I know it doesn't work for many, many students. Standardized tests, large classes, and core curriculum (not to mention staying still in a chair all day!) doesn't work for many young people.
I started out tutoring my peers in SAT prep, math, and writing, because those are my strong points. I got a perfect score on my SAT and I wanted to share with others.
Since then, as I finished my BA at the University of Chicago and pursued my passion for sustainable agriculture and theatre, I have continued to tutor. I love working one-on-one with students and helping them find the learning style that works for them.
Over the past two years, I have been teaching 'arts integration' in the public school in rural southwestern Oregon, which means I've been designing curriculum to teach traditional subjects (science, math, etc.) in creative ways. My experience with students in the public school classroom has helped me to address individual students' needs more effectively and with creativity.
As I've said, my passion is for helping students who don't quite fit into the school system to succeed. (I've also worked with homeschool students, which I love.) I am passionate about empowering kids and helping to raise their self-esteem through tutoring. For these reasons, I am especially interested in working with nontraditional students--LGBTQ, students with learning disabilities, or other factors which may make it harder for them to succeed. Of course, I'm open to working with any and all students who need support.
I recently relocated to Portland to start graduate school and am available for private tutoring sessions. I have references available. Thank you for reading!
Math comes easily to me, though I know for many it doesn't. I enjoy finding different ways to help students access understanding and empowerment in mathematics. I work to find applied examples, creative ways to learn, and prefer curiosity-driven over memorization-oriented approaches.
Thanks for reading! Please do get in touch with any questions or to schedule a lesson. Hi there. My name is Eliot. I have been tutoring young people, from elementary to high school-aged, for the past 10 years (since I was in high school). While school mostly 'worked' for me, I know it doesn't work for many, many students. Standardized tests, large classes, and core curriculum (not to mention staying still in a chair all day!)
I am willing to offer a lower rate for first-time students or lessons at a public library/location nearby. Get in touch to arrange a lesson!
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Over the past 10 years, I have helped many students become more comfortable with algebra. I have tutored Algebra I students who are homeschooling, in public schools, as well as those learning independently. Personally, I love algebra and finding ways to explain it that students can understand.
I have been teaching theatre for the past 8 years. Most recently, I have taught theatre for elementary, middle and high-school students in after school classes at the public schools. I have also worked with homeschool students to learn basic theatre skills.