(B.S.) UC Santa Barbara (Aquatic Biology)
University of Washington (Enrolled)
Hi, my name is Danielle, and I am a tutor and current graduate student at the University of Washington. Although my academic background is in science, I have three years of experience tutoring in a diverse range of subjects. I specialize in tutoring math through Algebra 2/Geometry, chemistry, biology, English, and test prep (SAT, SSAT, ISEE). My highest priority is helping students of all levels and abilities to achieve their goals. In the past, this has included helping numerous students to get high scores on the ISEE and SSAT, coaching high school students through their final exam studying, and providing summer enrichment material to give students a head start in the new school year.
I enjoy getting to know my students, as building a good rapport helps us work easily together and ensures their academic success. I know the value of hard work in academics, and I try to take an approach that encourages students to not only master subject material, but also build good study habits and life skills. At the end of the day, I feel my job is to help my students feel confident in their own skills.
I have tutored math at a variety of levels, from elementary to Algebra 2 and Geometry. I always look for new ways to explain concepts to students who have a difficult time understanding them. For example, if a student is struggling with multiplying large numbers quickly, I might suggest going back to the basics so that the individual calculations involved are more automatic. For a biology student struggling with experimental design, I would choose an example they haven't gone over in class to try to pick apart the process with a fresh perspective.
While the tutoring process and relationship are key to student success, I understand that both students and parents want tangible results. I always have my clients define their goals during our first meeting. For test prep students, I require a preliminary practice test score in order to establish a baseline against which we can measure improvement. In the case of test prep tutoring, my students were all accepted to their target schools.
I have a very flexible schedule, and I am happy to meet anywhere in the Seattle area. Please contact me to learn more and to schedule a first tutoring session. Hi, my name is Danielle, and I am a tutor and current graduate student at the University of Washington. Although my academic background is in science, I have three years of experience tutoring in a diverse range of subjects. I specialize in tutoring math through Algebra 2/Geometry, chemistry, biology, English, and test prep (SAT, SSAT, ISEE). My
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I have 2+ years experience tutoring Algebra 1 from my last tutoring position. For students enrolled in Algebra 1, I try to focus on the subjects covered in the syllabus and make sure my students can keep up or get ahead in the class. I find that if my students stay ahead of the course material, I can address homework questions more effectively.
I have experience and training for tutoring toward the ISEE. I gained this experience and training from my last tutoring position with Cardinal Education in Woodside, CA. I always require my test prep students to take a diagnostic practice exam, and I place a high priority on practicing strategies to improve overall performance. For ISEE prep, I assign a higher volume of homework, and I try to work through subjects in a progressive manner so as to catch knowledge gaps.