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Reid P.

Swarthmore, PA

$30/hour

Easy tutoring for pre-high school kids

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Swarthmore College
Biology

Education

Swarthmore College (Biology)

About Reid

Currently I'm a Junior at Swarthmore College and I'm looking to expand my tutoring work in my free time. I've been a volunteer public and private tutor for about 8 years now, and have spent more than 200+ hours outside of the classroom working with students who need extra assistance. The bulk of that time has been spent in tutoring/teaching positions in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Colorado with the Agape(10 and under), Breakthrough (7-15), Dare2Soar (3-14), and Let's Get Ready programs (16-19). I've also taught a variety of subjects abroad in Haiti, Romania, and Spain. I'm used to working with kids 13 and under, but I'm more than capable of doing college and SAT prep for older children. I like to take a very goal-driven approach to teaching and it is very important to me that all my students are instilled with personal reasons to pursue higher education outside of the influence of their parents or myself.

While my best topics in school are Evolutionary and Environmental Biology; I have also assisted surgery in Haiti and Romania, acted as a pharmacist at the Good Samaritan Clinic in Georgia, volunteered at the Shepherd Center Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center, and completed the Bio-tech Summer Program at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011.

SAT Reading and Writing are the subjects I've taught for the last two years in the Let's Get Ready program. I also have had all my past students keep a running tally of the number of books they read for school and pleasure in competition with my own running tally of 300+ school relevant novels. reading for pleasure is one of my most important points as a tutor as I believe it improves a students focus, writing ability, vocabulary, and articulation. I scored a 700 in both of these sections on the SAT and have never had any student receive a grade from their teacher on an English paper I have reviewed with a score below 87.

I like to be honest and direct with students. Every student has weaknesses or subjects they simply don't like. I find that it is my job as a teacher to prevent these circumstances/dispositions from interfering with a students abilities to succeed in that subject by finding better ways to study or think about the subject. I firmly believe that hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Currently I'm a Junior at Swarthmore College and I'm looking to expand my tutoring work in my free time. I've been a volunteer public and private tutor for about 8 years now, and have spent more than 200+ hours outside of the classroom working with students who need extra assistance. The bulk of that time has been spent in tutoring/teaching Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Swarthmore, PA 19081
In-person lessons
Science:
Biology
English:
Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

SAT Reading

Qualified by WyzAnt to teach:
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

Swarthmore College
Biology

Education

Swarthmore College (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Reid will travel within 10 miles of Swarthmore, PA 19081.