Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (Psychology)
I am a 21 year old junior at Sam Houston State University. My current GPA is a 3.7. I am a psychology major, minoring in philosophy.
In the future I plan to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Child Development. I currently work at Faith Lutheran School as a teacher's aid in both a three year old class and a kindergarten class.
I get to watch and assist as teachers teach curriculum specific to the particular age group. In the afternoons teachers go home and I get to do my own lesson plans with the kids. I have also taken a cognition course that has helped me understand the human brain and how we as humans process and take in information so I know the best ways to study. I did get an A in that course! I have also tutored at the college level for classes such as Critical Thinking, Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4. My experience as a teachers's aid together with the courses I've taken at SHSU and my past tutoring experiences, I am confident in my tutoring methods.
As far as the subjects I'm available to tutor, my experience with each subject is unique and so I'll start talking about psychology first. As I said before, Psychology is my major and as a junior, I have an extensive list of courses that I would be happy to help anyone with. These courses are as follows, Cognition, Methods of Research, Human Sexuality, Learning, Introduction to Psychology, Development, Psychopharmacology, and History of Psychology. My major GPA is a 3.8 meaning that I have received A's in all my major courses with the exception of Methods of Research, where I received a B. Psychology is my first passion, Philosophy is my second, nonetheless I would love to help anyone struggling in these areas. Although I love Philosophy, I have only taken Critical Thinking and I am currently taking Philosophy of Science. I did receive an A in Critical Thinking and I am on my way to receiving an A in Philosophy of science. With that being said, I did tutor three classmates in Critical Thinking while I myself was taking the course.
As an Undergraduate trying to get into graduate school, a lot of writing is required and I have to make sure all my work looks clean and well thought out. In college I received A's in both required writing courses and proof reading is one of my strengths. I do have to say however, that my biggest strength in writing is connecting with readers and so I would be most helpful with creative writing. I do have experience writing extensive APA research based papers because I'm currently interning with a Psychologist on campus and part of my job is to sometimes write papers for her lab. I do have to say that I have not taken any of the required college level Spanish courses but this is because I took the CLEP exam my freshman year and was able to gain credit for all four Spanish courses. It is my first language and so I can read, write, translate, and speak Spanish just as well as I can English. I have tutored and helped many friends in this subject and in fact I have been tutoring friends in Spanish since middle school when a language course was required.
Personally, I love school and I want everyone to love it too. I love challenging myself by taking the most difficult courses then mastering them with A's, but as a tutor I especially love watching students improve in a class they claim to hate. Tutoring is so rewarding because I get to follow my students through their journey of self improvement. The students that come to me always start off hating a particular subject but by the end of the semester they are full of joy and extremely proud of themselves. From the moment they improve on their next homework or test, they get their confidence back and that in itself is very rewarding to me. I am a 21 year old junior at Sam Houston State University. My current GPA is a 3.7. I am a psychology major, minoring in philosophy.
In the future I plan to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Child Development. I currently work at Faith Lutheran School as a teacher's aid in both a three year old class and a kindergarten
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