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Olivia W.

A Lover of Wisdom: Helping Kids Learn To Love Learning

A Lover of Wisdom: Helping Kids Learn To Love Learning

$35/hour

  • 49 hours tutoring

About Olivia


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As someone who loves to learn but has a unique learning style, I am a strong believer in idiosyncratic teaching. I do not believe that anyone is truly "bad at" math or any other subject; they simply have not found an approach that works for them. It is my goal to help as many students as possible find the learning style that works for them and discover the true scope of their abilities.

The word "philosophy" is derived from the Greek for "love of wisdom." It is therefore quite fitting that I...

As someone who loves to learn but has a unique learning style, I am a strong believer in idiosyncratic teaching. I do not believe that anyone is truly "bad at" math or any other subject; they simply have not found an approach that works for them. It is my goal to help as many students as possible find the learning style that works for them and discover the true scope of their abilities.

The word "philosophy" is derived from the Greek for "love of wisdom." It is therefore quite fitting that I chose to study philosophy in college. Knowledge (and the journey of acquiring it) is my favorite thing in the whole world. The universe around us is a fascinating machine, and every academic subject is meant to provide us with insight into how it works and how we can engage with it in greater ways. Unfortunately, thanks to the rigidity of the school system and the classroom setting, many students are never encouraged to make that connection. The result is that they find themselves increasingly alienated from the world around them, which seems overwhelmingly opaque. It is therefore critical to help students make the connection between academics and their day-to-day interests and lives in a way that makes the material not only relevant but exciting.

I place a huge importance on the value of curiosity, passion, and fun in learning. I find the processes of learning and problem-solving exhilarating, and my strategy for tutoring hinges on helping my students discover their own love of knowledge. While many students seek help solely for the purpose of passing a class or improving their grades and do not believe it would be possible for a particular subject to interest them, I will go out of my way to help the student forge a personal connection with the material in order to improve comprehension through engagement. For this reason, I like to spend some time learning about my students as individuals, enabling me to gain insight into their learning styles, their approaches to problem-solving, their academic goals, their personal int


Education

Pomona College
Philosophy

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  • Background check passed on 10/5/2020

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I was raised by two grammarian parents, so perfect grammar was hammered into my head from a young age. I went on to receive a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and major in a highly writing-intensive field (philosophy) in college. I have also taught myself the fundamentals of several foreign languages (German, Spanish, and Mandarin), a process through which my understanding of grammatical terms has been repeatedly reinforced.
Proofreading

Proofreading

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

1 year doing online tutoring through TutorMe and Tutor.com (Princeton Review) Worked as resident tutor for elementary school students on an Indian Reservation for 1 school year (XXXX-XXXX).
Grammar,

Grammar

I was raised by two grammarian parents, so perfect grammar was hammered into my head from a young age. I went on to receive a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and major in a highly writing-intensive field (philosophy) in college. I have also taught myself the fundamentals of several foreign languages (German, Spanish, and Mandarin), a process through which my understanding of grammatical terms has been repeatedly reinforced.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.
Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College
Grammar,

Grammar

I was raised by two grammarian parents, so perfect grammar was hammered into my head from a young age. I went on to receive a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and major in a highly writing-intensive field (philosophy) in college. I have also taught myself the fundamentals of several foreign languages (German, Spanish, and Mandarin), a process through which my understanding of grammatical terms has been repeatedly reinforced.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Writing,

Writing

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
Social Studies

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.A. from Pomona College - philosophy and computer science 1 year tutoring - TutorMe.com 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
English,

English

B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College
Geometry,

Geometry

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.A. from Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT - 2280
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.
Writing,

Writing

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
Calculus, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.A. from Pomona College - philosophy and computer science 1 year tutoring - TutorMe.com 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
Geometry,

Geometry

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Logic,

Logic

I have a bachelor's degree in philosophy with a minor in computer science. Both subjects required the study of symbolic logic.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.A. from Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT - 2280
Calculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.A. from Pomona College - philosophy and computer science 1 year tutoring - TutorMe.com 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
English,

English

B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College
Geometry,

Geometry

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.A. from Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.
Writing,

Writing

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
Calculus

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
Study Skills

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.A. - Pomona College 1 year - TutorMe 1 year - Princeton Review
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.A. from Pomona College - philosophy and computer science 1 year tutoring - TutorMe.com 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
GED,

GED

B.A. - Pomona College (Philosophy and Computer Science) 1 year tutoring - TutorMe 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
Geometry,

Geometry

B.A. - Pomona College TutorMe - 1 year Princeton Review - 1 year
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT - 2280
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Minor in Computer Science from Pomona College 1 year tutoring experience in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, Python, and general principles of computer science.
Writing,

Writing

B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College
Calculus

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

B.A. - Pomona College (Philosophy and Computer Science) 1 year tutoring - TutorMe 1 year tutoring - Princeton Review
PSAT,

PSAT

B.A. in philosophy with a minor in computer science - Pomona College 2280 SAT score
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT - 2280
GRE, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Olivia has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 10 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledge and Awesome!

Olivia is awesome, always prompt and has alot of patience!! I am so glad I found this wonderful lady to tutor math lessons with my 11 yr. old son!! I highly recommend her!!

Carmella, 24 lessons with Olivia

Very Knowledgeable

She helped me with College Algebra. She tries to teach you to understand concepts not memorize. She is very nice and very thorough. I’d recommend her to anyone.

Kelly, 1 lesson with Olivia
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