Greetings! I am a professionally trained tutor, teacher and proofreader. I have been teaching, tutoring and mentoring others in many capacities and venues since a very young age. My first taste of helping others was in 2000, when I tutored nursing students at a local community college in math. That was the start of it all! I never lost that desire to help people! I successfully completed Kaplan Test Preparation's rigorous teacher training program in 2009, and coupled with my intensive 10 w... [more]
I have tutored students in algebra since 2001, from middle school age through adults. I truly enjoy teaching algebra because it's a foundational skill for higher mathematics. I focus on logic and critical thinking, and am able to create numerous examples on the fly to ensure students are gaining the experience and comfort they need.
Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used spreadsheet applications in universities, small businesses and major corporations. It has many uses - budgets, repetitive calculations, visual presentation of information, schedules, etc. As a trained engineer and teacher, I have used Microsoft Office for the past 10 years in many capacities. I am comfortable with spreadsheet and database set-up, writing formulas, making pivot tables, creating charts and graphs, and sharing information from Excel in various formats such as emails, PowerPoint presentations, business cases and more. Let me show you how to utilize Microsoft Excel - whether you are a complete beginner, or just want to fine-tune your skills, I have something to offer!
Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most common presentation applications used in schools and businesses. PowerPoint has changed a lot over the years - in a good way! A major component of communicating effectively is presentation style - knowing the right amount of text to use, having clear, understandable graphics, using appropriate color schemes, and preparing your speech adequately. As an MBA graduate, I have been trained specifically on how to create and deliver compelling presentations. Let me help you nail your next presentation!
As a formally trained engineer and tutor/teacher for Kaplan test prep, I am 100% confident in my ability to get students to a higher score in SAT math. I can clearly communicate the best strategies, even when the math gets tough - such as picking numbers, back-solving and using logic to eliminate rotten answers.
I have tutored students for the GRE since 2009, and maintain a full understanding the test content, approach, and guidelines as they change over time. Many of the strategies and techniques I teach are applicable to all standardized tests.
Proofreading is a critical skill. In fact, when I taught for Kaplan, this was a specific component in essay-writing. No matter how great your ideas are, if your case is littered with grammatical and spelling errors... people will not take you seriously. Being able to proofread documents, emails, presentations, articles and business cases will help you in all your endeavors, be they personal or professional. As a graduate of a very disciplined private school, and the recipient of three degrees in engineering and business management, I have a great deal of experience in proofreading. I am a twice-published co-author of scientific articles, and have presented business cases to many levels of management. Let me help you learn some time-tested proofreading techniques!
A high school diploma or GED is the key to many entry-level jobs, as well as a requirement to get into college. I have experience tutoring people for the GED - not only for the content areas, but also test-taking strategies. It doesn't matter how long it's been since you've done algebra or read a passage - I can help!
I am a Kaplan-trained tutor with several years experience teaching GMAT courses. I personally took the GMAT in 2009 and scored a 760 (> 99th percentile). Several students achieved a greater than 20% improvement in their score after 9 week sessions with me. A great score on a GMAT can help you get into the business school that you desire - in fact, it may help you get a scholarship!
I have been tutoring students on all sections of the ACT since 2001, including years teaching for Kaplan Test Prep. I am comfortable teaching core concepts, as well as teaching for pattern recognition, logic, critical thinking and other success strategies.
As a formally trained Kaplan tutor and teacher, I am very familiar with the ACT. I know the typical questions types, the common trap answers, and the best strategies for achieving the highest score possible. I can coach students from all different levels to a higher score in ACT English section.
Studying is a tricky topic. Everyone learns differently - a fact that I am well aware of due to my experience teaching young children, high schoolers, college students and adults. Everyone has different abilities, but everyone can learn new things. Studying effectively means absorbing the concepts that are presented, and learning to apply them in new ways. Studying is NOT just about memorizing - humans are notoriously bad at retaining facts that are just memorized for an exam. The key is to make the facts relevant to your life in some way - make a real connection. As an engineering student, I was able to retain myriad difficult facts and concepts, and learned even better studying skills while getting my MBA full-time and working two part-time jobs. Let me help you determine the best study styles for you as an individual. I guarantee we can get the results you want!
As a business professional that has used Outlook for the past 7 years, I have the skills and knowledge to help anyone learn how to use Outlook successfully. I can teach you how to set up an email signature and automatic replies, how to schedule meetings and manage a calendar, and how to book resources such as conference rooms.