Current availability: Now that AP and IB exams are winding down I do have some availability after school or on weekends. Over the summer I will have plenty of time all day Sunday and Monday- Thursday evenings. About me: I have more than 17 years of professional experience tutoring students as young as 8 and as old as 70+ years. I have worked extensively with middle and high schoolers, college students, and returning adult students. I taught high school math in North Carolina (Intro to... [more]
I taught Algebra I about 5 times during my 4 years teaching. It is the foundation for math through calculus, so it is crucial for students to master it.
I taught Algebra II several times as a teacher. Most of these topics are integrated into Common Core Math I and II now. I am able to help with almost any high school math course.
I taught AP Calculus AB/BC for two years. This is the equivalent of Calculus I and II in college. Based on what students have told me, many tutors did very well in calculus, but not all remember the nitty-gritty details after a few years. In tutoring calculus I will hit the ground running.
I am experienced with tutoring chemistry on the high school honors level and college level (first and second semester level). My foundation in chemistry comes from my bachelor's in chemical engineering.
I believe an advanced vocabulary and appropriate word choice are essential to portraying oneself as an educated adult. I can help students understand not just definitions, but connotations of words and the context in which they are typically used.
Good grammar is essential to conveying oneself clearly and being perceived as an educated adult. I use "whom" in casual conversation and delight my close friends by correcting their grammar. While this is annoying to them, my ear for grammar can be a boon to students.
I used Excel extensively as an undergraduate and use it in my daily life as well. One of my favorite things to do!
I taught geometry five times in my time as a high school teacher. Most of these topics are now integrated into Common Core Math 1-3.
I worked in the Physics and Math Tutorial Center at college as an undergraduate, so I know the first two semesters of college physics well, and of course high school level physics.
I made numerous Power Point presentations in undergrad and as a teacher. I can help with what to do and offer advice on what not to do.
I was a high school math teacher (Intro to HS Math through AP Calculus BC). I know transitioning from arithmetic based math to algebra can be a difficult change and know how to help students succeed in that transition.
Not only do I know the topics in precalculus well, my experience in teaching calculus gives me an excellent perspective regarding which topics are the most important to retain for success in calculus.
I love the Spanish language. As a native English speaker who has mastered speaking Spanish, I can offer lots of good advice for becoming fluent.
I taught geometry and calculus during my time as a teacher, so I am familiar with all levels of trigonometry.
I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.
I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.
I love grammar and writing. Effective writing is crucial if one wants one's knowledge to ever be useful in any setting. I know grammar rules backwards and forwards.
I can help with all sections of the SAT, including Math.
I scored 99th percentile in math, 94th percentile in verbal, and 96th percentile in writing on the new GRE. I am happy to help students achieve the best they can!
I love writing and know grammar rules very well. I can help you edit, expand, or trim a paper on most topics.
I am experienced in helping students with all sections of the SAT, including Reading.
I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the SAT, including Writing.
I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the SSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.
As someone who has helped students from 5th grade to adults returning to college, I have seen a lot of what works and what doesn't in terms of study habits and organization.
I am certified by the PRAXIS exam to teach ESL in NC. I speak Spanish fluently so I know what it's like to learn a new language. I have detailed knowledge of English grammar, so I can explain how sentences are constructed. I love helping people learn about English, American customs, and social conventions. Another thing I really enjoy about teaching ESOL is learning about the cultural backgrounds of the students I teach.
As an high school teacher, I helped students with SATs, college essays, application processes, and more. I've written letters of recommendation and seen some students go on to win full scholarships. I am also a Caldwell scholar alumna and interview students applying for scholarships, so am familiar with the procedures from that end as well.
I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the ACT Reading.
I am experienced helping students with the ACT, including English.
I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Math.
I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Science.