Old Dominion University (Communications)
My name is Carrie and I've never given tutoring much thought until I started thinking about how much I personally would've benefited from having a tutor when I was growing up. I went to private school and was involved in sports and extracurricular activities but when it came down to my coursework I always excelled in English (of course, the subject that most students hate) and dreaded mathematics. However, I feel as though if I would've had a tutor in mathematics I might have developed not only an interest for the subject, but also the confidence that I needed to succeed in that subject.
My motto has always been "you can do anything that you set your mind to, no matter how difficult the task." While in private school I was reserved when it came to my course work, mostly because I was too scared to ask a question for fear that the other students would call me stupid (kids can be cruel). Attending Old Dominion University quickly made me realize that there is no such thing as a stupid question and that what I had to say was worth hearing. My first year at ODU I was placed in remedial math because I lacked the confidence to ask questions; I will never forget that remedial math class and how it changed my life for the better. I was getting 100% on my tests and helping other students with their math in the process, which not only helped them succeed but also gave me the biggest sense of accomplishment. After a year or two, I finally decided to get a degree in Communications and English. By the time I graduated, I was able to speak in front of people with ease and most importantly, I was able to confidently raise my hand and ask a question when I had one.
I want to be able to help your student reach their academic goals while ensuring that they are not only prepared for their class but also that if they have a question... they can confidently ask it!
My minor is English and I have taken well over 30 classes in literature, proofreading, and reading combined. As far as public speaking goes, that's essentially what my degree is. I've taken numerous classes on public speaking as well as communication as a whole and how to effectively communicate with peers and professors alike.
Now that you know about me, I'd love to hear about you and how we can work together to further your success in your academics! Hi!
My name is Carrie and I've never given tutoring much thought until I started thinking about how much I personally would've benefited from having a tutor when I was growing up. I went to private school and was involved in sports and extracurricular activities but when it came down to my coursework I always excelled in English (of course,
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