Cornell University (American Studies)
I recently graduated with a degree in American Studies, and just studied and took the GRE in order to apply to Masters programs for psychology. I have taught and tutored in many capacities, primarily in physical activity, but I have spent summers tutoring writing, reading, math, and history for students of all ages and learning capacities.
In 2014, I worked for three months tutoring students ages 7-16 at a summer program in Harlem, NY in writing and math. The majority of the students I taught were HIV positive, and born into hostile environments where learning had been put on the back-burner. I tutored high school math for a few students who needed to pass their end-of-year exams in order to start the next grade in the fall, and proudly can say that each of them ultimately passed, complete with a newfound confidence and ease. I worked daily with a classroom of 7-10 year olds on reading and writing, editing journals and helping them incorporate proper grammar and self-expression into their daily assignments.
As my sorority president in college, I was in charge of setting up an academic accountability program to ensure that each member was supported by an older member in their major. I got to work with a history major two years below me, who struggled with clarity in her writing and translating her grasp for the information onto paper. She and I did a lot of strategizing, editing, and practice writing to sustain confidence (which was the missing ingredient) in her schoolwork. I'm a firm believer that with the right support, any student can achieve at any level, and consider myself to be a patient, understanding, and determined teacher. I love teaching because it is a chance to show a student that they are capable of things they may not see to be possible. Creating possibilities with students and watching them rise to them is incredibly fulfilling, and it also gives me an opportunity to connect with people and learn about communication.
I am an outstanding English tutor first and foremost because I am passionate. I am passionate about writing, and the impact word choice and sentence structure can have on the overall message sent in a piece of writing. I spent all four years of college harnessing my organization strategies, expanding my vocabulary, and polishing my voice and I have unique insight into what processes went into each of these. I am a careful and thorough editor, and am good at guiding a student through the process rather than doing it all for them, making sure that they take away value to become a sustainably competent writer.
I am available and excited to work with new students! Please contact me if you have any questions at all, whether it be about my schedule or my qualifications, and I will get back to you ASAP! I recently graduated with a degree in American Studies, and just studied and took the GRE in order to apply to Masters programs for psychology. I have taught and tutored in many capacities, primarily in physical activity, but I have spent summers tutoring writing, reading, math, and history for students of all ages and learning capacities.
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