Hi, my name is Marissa, and I am an Ivy League-Educated Tutor available for one-on-one tutoring. I have been tutoring and helping students with homework since high school, and enjoy working with them to reach their full potential. I have extensive experience tutoring in Math, English, Test Prep and general subjects. I received a 2130 on my SAT's in high school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Computer Science and Fine Arts in May of 2011. I took 9 AP cla... [more]
I have tutored students as young as 3rd grade and can identify with students of this age. I participated as a "Big" in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program, as well. I will work with a student on the subjects they are studying in school, as well as creating an individualized plan to supplement their schoolwork. I try to identify the areas that need improvement, and work to develop them by utilizing my extra study resources. I like to try to keep school fun with building strong foundations as a primary goal at this age.
I work in the Visual FX industry and use contemporary software/techniques as part of my job every day. Primarily, I utilize Nuke, Maya, and Photoshop. While in college, I led many classes for students in my major to learn the production pipeline. I enjoy working with students developing their own projects and assisting in bringing the quality to the next level.
I work in the Visual FX industry and use this software as part of my job. I also studied this software when I was in school. When I was in College, I TA'd for a class for introductory Maya techniques, and an advanced class for modeling characters in Maya. In the past I have taught students by having them develop and light/render a character from start to finish.
I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. I have experience programming with Java, C++ and Python. I primarily use Python in my day-to-day work in the VFX industry.
I have been tutoring the ISEE with a private company for the past 2-3 years. I like to use practice tests and construct an individual study plan for each student to guide them through the areas of the material that they need the most work in. I also teach test-taking strategies specific to the ISEE that allow students to maximize their score. Every student I have tutored in the ISEE so far has been accepted to their first choice private school.
I work as a VFX artist in the Film/Animation/Video Games industry. Over the years I have learned a great deal about creating films. I also took several courses in college to study Film theory and storytelling.