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I'm currently studying strategic communication at college, and my love of communication makes me an excellent tutor. I am able to identify the needs of the student, and by isolating the areas of struggle I can build up the areas of weakness using the student's own knowledge.
I took AP English Language, AP English literature, AP US history, and AP US government receiving a 5 on all four, as well as scoring a 740 on SAT reading and 700 on SAT writing. ACT: 35 on Reading and 33 in English. Cumulative High School GPA was a 4.13
I love Latin, and relish the opportunity to share my knowledge with others. I took four years of high school Latin, the fourth year year was Honors Latin, and involved works of Caesar, St. Patrick, some Virgil, and Catullus.
My tutoring method is, I think, extremely effective. The trick with Latin, as is true of any language, is practice, practice, practice. Upon discovering the skill level of the person I am tutoring, I select passages that are within their vocabulary so they can focus on grammatical structure. In between reading passages, students will be parsing verbs and learning new vocabulary words. The idea is that their vocabulary is expanding at the same rate as their knowledge of the syntax of Latin, so that they never stagnate in one area and are constantly improving.
With math, it is essential to establish a firm foundation. These are the core concepts, upon which the rest of the subject is constructed. Without a firm foundation, a student can fail lesson after lesson and not know why. I start at the beginning, figure out where they are missing those core concepts, if anywhere, and only then will I move on to the more advanced techniques. As somebody who doesn't enjoy math, I understand how frustrating it can be, but I put the time in to master the subject, and am more than happy to make it understandable for your student. I'm currently studying strategic communication at college, and my love of communication makes me an excellent tutor. I am able to identify the needs of the student, and by isolating the areas of struggle I can build up the areas of weakness using the student's own knowledge.
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Lincoln tutored our son with high school algebra. Our son was not understanding some of the concepts so they went through all six chapters. Lincoln was great, and I watched my son have all kinds if "aha" moments as Lincoln was helping him. Lincoln is a great guy and I would have no problem recommending him. Our son started tutoring with Lincoln with a C in Algebra. He got a B+ on his finals bringing his overall grade to a B. He currently has an A this semester. We are so grateful for Lincoln's help!!!
Lincoln has now helped my so with three different subjects - AP English, Latin, and AP history. My son has been very pleased with him!!
Lincoln is great to work with. Really nice and knows how to communicate the subject. I'm seeing terrific progress with my daughter's Algebra and Chemistry. Very happy!!
Lincoln tutored my 16-year-old son twice this weekend because he was having trouble with his Honors Latin II high school course. Lincoln showed up for his first tutoring session on time and with a big smile on his face. He figured out almost immediately what was standing between my son and his understanding of the material. Lincoln worked with my son over the course of the weekend, and my son was happy to work with him and relieved he had gotten the assistance he needed. Last night, nearly two weeks after his tutoring session, my son looked up from his Latin studying and said, "that tutoring session with Lincoln really helped me a lot." We will definitely call Lincoln again when my son needs help with his Latin!
Lincoln has done a great job tutoring my teenage daughter. I have already been able to see dramatic improvements in her reading and comprehension. Just recently she had studied for and had passed her drivers permit test. I believe a lot of that can be attributed to what she has absorbed from her tutoring lessons. I highly recommend Lincoln as a tutor as he is patient, punctual, diligent, observant and very organized.
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I worked at a guitar studio for three months teaching guitar and bass guitar to students ranging in age from 6-16. I have been playing bass guitar for 7 years and electric guitar for 2. I understand that learning guitar can be broken down into a few elements: technique, reading, and memorizing. By alternating between learning notes on the guitar, reading notes on the treble clef, and playing full chords, a student can maintain interest enough to build up the finger strength, which is the hardest part of guitar. After a few lessons I generally start teaching them songs as well.
I am a bit of a computer junkie, I have owned three Apple computers, a 2008 macbook pro, a 2011 macbook pro, and a 2004 power mac G4. This has given me some experience with a plethora of Mac OSs. I am most comfortable on Lion and Mountain Lion and Mavericks, though I am also familiar with Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Tiger. I have done repair work on all three of my apple computers, including hard drive replacement, keyboard replacement, RAM replacement, and am very comfortable with installing programs, troubleshooting, etc.
Microsoft Windows, the other side of the operating system coin. I began my computer experience with Windows 95, and started understanding Windows intimately with Windows XP at school. I have built two computer that were running Windows XP, which included installing the OS and procuring the necessary drivers. I also built my primary computer which runs Windows 7, and have installed Windows 7 multiple times on many computers. I am very comfortable troubleshooting problems with both hardware and software, and am comfortable replacing old or malfunctional hardware given my experience building computers and modifying many more. I can teach all of these skills, and am very patient teaching people the finer details of Windows and their computer.
I have taken public speaking at five different leadership camps (at SJSU, Sacramento State, and Sonoma State to name a few). I studied under a Toastmaster in high school, and spoke to the entire Freshman class about integrity. I have taken Business Oral Skills, which was a class devoted to presenting and interviewing. I am also in charge of hiring at my job, and having sat through over 50 interviews I know a lot about what it takes to communicate effectively in a professional environment. I'm also a Strategic and Corporate Communications Major, so all my classes are communication based.
My success on my ACT, SAT, and AP tests can be attributed not only to my personal development of various studying and note taking techniques, but also the various approaches required by my honors/AP teachers along the way. Every time I tutor, regardless of subject, I ask the student how they study or how they take notes or do their work. Without an effective method of writing, the student won't be able to read the notes/work efficiently or effectively, and it will hinder the entire learning process. I do not believe in one absolute greatest note taking style, and I explain that to my students, I just want them and an onlooker to be able to comprehend their work and their notes. Cornell notes, web diagrams, or an indented note taking style similar to computer programming, whatever they find most effective for them.