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Lorcan M.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

Physics, Math, Writing, and General Studies Tutor

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$40/Hour


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Pomona College
Physics
University of Washington (PhD track in Aero/Astro)
Enrolled

Education

Pomona College (Physics)

University of Washington (PhD track in Aero/Astro) (Enrolled)

About Lorcan

First of all, thank you for considering my application. I'm excited about the opportunity to apply to be a tutor through WyzAnt, because over the past few years, I've really come to love teaching! This could in part have been destiny as both my parents are adjunct professors of English literature and composition at colleges in New York City.

Getting down to business though, my formal teaching experience comes mostly from my time at my undergrad, Pomona College, where I TA'd in various capacities for six semesters; my responsibilities ran the gamut from grading to leading small groups of 5-6 students through tutorial-styled classes, where students presented problems (and their solutions!) to the other students. More informally, I also was something of the team trainer while I played varsity baseball at Pomona, teaching my teammates how to move and train more efficiently in order to maximize performance and mitigate injuries. As it turned out, teaching people to move better was far more difficult than teaching physics! In fact, I would say that it was in the comparison of these two fields that I came to better understand how to effectively communicate ideas, i.e. to teach. In fact, my favorite part of teaching is when an explanation doesn't quite stick because that creates an opportunity for me to imagine alternate solutions and descriptions and thus more fully understand the topic I'm trying to teach. After all, math and science are all about imagination, and it's really quite fun!
First of all, thank you for considering my application. I'm excited about the opportunity to apply to be a tutor through WyzAnt, because over the past few years, I've really come to love teaching! This could in part have been destiny as both my parents are adjunct professors of English literature and composition at colleges in New York City. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98125
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Elementary Science, Physics
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Language:
Latin, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Religion, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Pomona College
Physics
University of Washington (PhD track in Aero/Astro)
Enrolled

Education

Pomona College (Physics)

University of Washington (PhD track in Aero/Astro) (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorcan will travel within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98125.