Experienced Math and English Tutor
Experienced Math and English Tutor
Tanya, 19 lessons with Heather
Response time: 44 minutes
I love teaching. More specifically, I love being part of someone's discovery that math isn't really a foreign language and that writing doesn't have to be a torturous process. I believe that learning should be fun, and enjoy seeing the satisfaction, confidence, and wonder that comes with understanding and success.
As a high school senior, I student taught a sophomore biology class as part of an education course, and assisted with developmentally delayed and ESL courses. At Seattle Central Community College, I was elected by faculty to serve as Lead Tutor for their new Writing Center. When I transferred to Southwestern University, I completed a Teaching of Writing course, and served as the Assistant Director for the Debby Ellis Writing Center, where I was responsible for the orientation and training of new writing center staff. As a Calculus student teacher, I held office hours, graded homework, prepared worksheets, and ran recitations. I also served as a Southwestern University math tutor, and tutored and mentored middle school and high school students (through Operation Achievement and Upward Bound). My passion for learning and communicating about mathematics, literature, and writing earned me departmental awards in both math and English.
I have a lot of experience working with frustrated students, adults returning to school, and English Language Learners. (I was a frustrated student when I first attended college, and then was an adult when I returned.) My goal in a tutoring session is to focus on transferable skills, so that each session not only addresses the assignment at hand but also provides clients with skills, techniques, or tricks they can use in future assignments. For example, we can practice using a reference text or reverse-outlining a paper, so that you leave every session with more tools for independent learning.
I'm happy to do test prep for the following:
SAT: scored 1350 (back when it was out of 1600)
ACT: scored 33
GRE Verbal Reasoning: scored 168 (98th percentile)
GRE Quantitative Reasoning: scored 167 (94th percentile)
Please feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to creating a personalized lesson plan with you!
Heather worked with my daughter to raise her grade up 2 levels! My daughter loved Heather not just for her mad technical skills in math but also her ability to be a strong role model. I am incredibly grateful for Heather and will continue this relationship through high school! Thank you Heather for your positive attitude and helping our daughter rekindle her love of learning and confidence!!!Tanya, 19 lessons with Heather
My daughter loves working with Heather!
Heather is working with my daughter on pre-calc which she has been struggling with all year. My daughter loves going to her tutoring sessions - she has fun and she learns a lot! In less than a month, her grade went from a C- to a B-. We are so thrilled!Michelle, 10 lessons with Heather
Knowledgeable and Friendly
Heather is very good with teaching english. She is patient and I highly recommend her! If you have any doubt in your reading ability, Heather will quickly help you realize the best tips and tricks for deciphering difficult passages and techniques to employ for answering questions quickly and accurately.Kevin, 1 lesson with Heather
Gifted and passionate teacher
Heather is a natural-born teacher. My mom had a stroke that left her unable to speak. I hired a speech pathologist but wanted to supplement this with another couple of English teachers to give my mom more practice and a mixture of approaches. When I asked Heather to do this, I knew this would be out of her regular scope, but she approached the challenge with great enthusiasm, empathy and lots of great ideas. She quickly adapted, was very analytical about what materials and practices would help most, and positively contributed to my mom’s speech improvement. She also, very thoughtfully, sent me summaries of the lessons with updates of my mom’s progress. Not only was Heather effective, my mom (who can be a little feisty), eagerly looked forward to her lessons. I highly recommend her for any teaching position.Tracy, 34 lessons with Heather
Heather went out of her way to make this tutoring session workout
We are very fortunate to have Heather as our tutor for pre calculus. Yesterday she went above and beyond in scheduling a tutoring session a day before the final exam. Her knowledge and ability to impart these concepts is invaluable and we highly recommend her for any tutoring needs.William , 25 lessons with Heather
First class tutoring
Heather does a great job of connecting with my son on his level, encouraging him to take the lead in the studies but while providing him with the critical insights he needs to do so. Good scheduling flexibility and very personable. Recommended!Steven, 5 lessons with Heather
Good fit for my teenage son
Heather provided very detailed, thoughtful feedback on her first session with my teenage son. She was spot on with her analysis, and my son, unprompted, said that he really enjoyed working with her.Michele, 24 lessons with Heather
"Explains things so much better than my teacher!"
My daughter has had 3 sessions with Heather for Precalculus and some Physics. We are scheduling her weekly now. She has been such a great help! My daughter likes Heather and really appreciates how clearly she explains complicated subject matter. Heather is great!Kirsten, 22 lessons with Heather
Very good first meeting
Very good first meeting. Heather put my daughter at ease and has an easy manner that is provides a great learning atmosphere.Elizabeth, 9 lessons with Heather
Heather has helped so much with our daughter's education needs. She is always very attentive and excellent at what she does. Thanks Heather!Tim, 63 lessons with Heather
Response time: 44 minutes