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Leigha A.

SAT/ACT expert; former IU Math Dept Finite, Calc, & Algebra tutor

SAT/ACT expert; former IU Math Dept Finite, Calc, & Algebra tutor

$72/hour

  • 517 hours tutoring

About Leigha


Bio

Experience:
For three years, I tutored Finite Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, and more for the math department at Indiana University. In high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!

About me:
My greatest passions are music, mathematics, and helping others develop their own musical and mathematical abilities. I graduated with a 4.0 from Indiana University with a major in music composition and...

Experience:
For three years, I tutored Finite Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, and more for the math department at Indiana University. In high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!

About me:
My greatest passions are music, mathematics, and helping others develop their own musical and mathematical abilities. I graduated with a 4.0 from Indiana University with a major in music composition and minors in mathematics and electronic music. In high school, I was a straight-A student, National Merit Finalist, standardized test whiz, and AP Scholar, admitted to both Harvard and Yale. Rather than going the Ivy League academic route, I decided to pursue my musical goals in college and major in composition. Now that I know what it’s like to master the “game” of high school, college admissions, and college math courses, I want to pass that knowledge on to others and give them guidance and support to work towards the same!

What to expect:
Tell me what your goals are, and we’ll make a plan to work toward them! As we work on topics together, I’ll ask you questions and share examples with you to help you figure out why the answer is what it is. We’ll discuss math concepts in non-mathematical English so that you’ll develop an intuition for them and develop the skills to figure out difficult problems in the future.

Qualifications:
In high school, I did a lot of math! I qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination and represented Colorado at the American Regions Mathematics League. Listed below are my scores and awards for subjects I tutor:
Perfect ACT score, SAT math score, and Math II SAT Subject test score
99th percentile SAT score
2016 National AP Scholar
5’s on AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics

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Education

Indiana University
Music Composition
The Curtis Institute of Music
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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I recently received my Bachelor of Music in composition with the Highest Distinction (the equivalent of summa cum laude) from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. I’ve won several awards for my pieces and have had my compositions performed by ensembles such as the Boulder Philharmonic, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Playground Ensemble, the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, and the Ars Nova Singers. In addition to composing, I love to teach. I’ve worked as a math tutor for IU’s math department, and in high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!

English

ACT English,

ACT English

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt, an SAT score in the 99th percentile on my first attempt, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works for them!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works well for them!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt, an SAT score in the 99th percentile on my first attempt, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works for them!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works well for them!
Finite Math,

Finite Math

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about finite math that works well for them!
Probability,

Probability

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra, so a lot of my time was spent on helping people with probability. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about finite math and probability that works well for them!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I've worked as a tutor for the IU math department, tutoring calc, finite, algebra, and more! In high school, I was a National Merit finalist with perfect ACT and SAT math scores, a 5 on the AP calc BC exam, and an A+ in pre-calc. I enjoy helping students find ways of thinking about problems that work for them!
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works for them!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works well for them!
Precalculus

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I recently received my Bachelor of Music in composition with the Highest Distinction (the equivalent of summa cum laude) from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. I’ve won several awards for my pieces and have had my compositions performed by ensembles such as the Boulder Philharmonic, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Playground Ensemble, the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, and the Ars Nova Singers. In addition to composing, I love to teach. I’ve worked as a math tutor for IU’s math department, and in high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I’m a music composition major in my senior year at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and theory is one of my favorite areas of study. I studied on my own to test out of all aural skills requirements and to test out of the first three levels of theory so that I could focus on maintaining a 4.0 and taking Theory IV (Romantic era), Honors Theory V (post-tonal theory), and Mathematical Music Theory. I earned the top awards in counterpoint, harmony, and solfege at the European American Musical Alliance. In high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, focusing particularly on ear training, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I’m a music composition major in my senior year at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and theory is one of my favorite areas of study. I studied on my own to test out of all aural skills requirements and to test out of the first three levels of theory so that I could focus on maintaining a 4.0 and taking Theory IV (Romantic era), Honors Theory V (post-tonal theory), and Mathematical Music Theory. I earned the top awards in counterpoint, harmony, and solfege at the European American Musical Alliance. In high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

I’m a music composition major in my senior year at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where I sing in NOTUS, the contemporary vocal ensemble, which has given me ample practice in developing strategies to sight-sing difficult music. Theory is one of my favorite areas of study. I studied on my own to test out of all aural skills requirements and to test out of the first three levels of theory so that I could focus on maintaining a 4.0 and taking Theory IV (Romantic era), Honors Theory V (post-tonal theory), and Mathematical Music Theory. I earned the top awards in counterpoint, harmony, and solfege at the European American Musical Alliance. In high school, I co-taught my school’s AP Music Theory course, helped teach a student to sight sing who didn't sing at all before that course, and helped raise the class average AP score to the highest it had been to date!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. The kinds of problem solving skills required for the ACT science section are similar to those required for the word problems in those courses. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized topics that works well for them!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works for them!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students who needed to fulfill their algebra requirement before moving on to their calculus or finite degree requirement. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about algebra topics that works well for them!
SAT Math

SAT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
ACT Math,

ACT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. The kinds of problem solving skills required for the ACT science section are similar to those required for the word problems in those courses. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized topics that works well for them!
PSAT,

PSAT

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT, an SAT score in the 99th percentile, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT and a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. Much of the material in finite and algebra that I’ve tutored is the kind of math that comes up on the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing math topics that works well for them!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In high school, I got a perfect score on the ACT on my first attempt, an SAT score in the 99th percentile on my first attempt, and got perfect scores on both AP English Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition. As a math minor in college, I worked for Indiana University's math department to tutor students in finite, calculus, and algebra. I enjoy discussing test-taking strategies and helping people find a way of thinking about standardized testing topics that works well for them!
ACT Reading

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

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helped with understanding

Leigha was quick to respond when I needed a tutor and very helpful for understanding probability concepts. She is great at explaining at the level I needed.

Jessie, 1 lesson with Leigha

Responsive, organized, clear and effective Math tutor

Leigha was clear in her explanations, easy to understand, detailed in answering questions and was both responsive and organized. We are incredibly thankful for her time and support

SUSAN, 2 lessons with Leigha

Leigha is fantastic!

I highly recommend Leigha , my daughter loves her. Thorough, friendly, and has a great talent for identifying weak areas to work on. She is friendly and responds quickly and appropriately.

Tori, 25 lessons with Leigha

Organized and professional

Leigha is very organized and professional. She assesses the student and adjusts to the students' learning needs. She has a teaching game plan and communicates it very well. I would recommend Leigha for your ACT tutoring needs.

Matt, 11 lessons with Leigha

Great Teacher

Leigha is a wonderful teacher. My son likes working with her. She is working on math and English for the A.C.T test and so far everything is going well. Thank you for your time.

Europa, 16 lessons with Leigha

Knowledgeable, patient and innovative tutor

Leigha is excellent, knowledgeable tutor. She incorporates innovative ways of teaching to make lessons fun and engaging. I am so happy to pick Leigha for tutoring

Rita, 34 lessons with Leigha

Excellent math tutor

Leigha is working with my 12 year old on math test prep for a high school entrance exam. She was very patient, fun, and knowledgeable. We look forward to continuing to work with her.

Radhika, 13 lessons with Leigha
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