I have 15 years of experience with tutoring, teaching, and training. As a result, I am comfortable interacting with many audiences (including students from primary to university levels, parents, teachers and professors, and candidates for public office) on many subjects (such as math, critical reading, essay composition, data analysis, public policy, and political economy). I worked for several years as a standardized test and academic subject instructor in private, small group, and classro... [more]
I have tutored numerous students in geometry, to provide support with coursework as well as to prepare students for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
I have over 15 years of teaching/tutoring experience and am thus able to understand the variety of challenges students face when trying to write. I am able to structure lessons to build skills methodically and integrate practice throughout to solidify skills and increase confidence. I have substantial experience (academic and professional) writing documents ranging from a professional memo to an academic thesis/dissertation. I serve as a research/writing coach and editor for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Government & Politics
I have a PhD and nearly 15 years of teaching experience. I worked for several years as a standardized test and academic subject instructor in private, small group, and classroom formats, first as an employee of a large tutoring company in California and later as an independent tutor. I have also taught classes at the undergraduate level. I have worked with over 100 students on standardized tests, including the SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.
I have worked with numerous students to prepare them for the GRE. I have my own materials, and help students prepare their own study materials to draw on their individual learning styles. I have a strong background in the quantitative side of the test, as a result of many years of teaching math. My guidance on the writing test focuses on core writing skills, organization, crafting a focused argument, and polish.
I have experience as a volunteer afterschool tutor for elementary school students. I also taught an afterschool SSAT middle school class to a group of 20-30 students. My teaching style is encouraging and creative. I use tactile teaching methods when appropriate in math lessons, which I have found especially effective in working with younger students. In reading, writing, and spelling I come up with games and activities to keep students engaged and improve retention.