I?m Destiny, and I am a recent college graduate. I specialize in literature, grammar, composition, social studies, college prep, and development of study skills. I first began tutoring in high school as part of a school program designed to help student athletes with their homework. As a summa cum laude graduate, I continued to develop study skills and habits that allowed me to thrive under such a rigorous course load. I shared these skills with my peers by assisting them with coursework, hel... [more]
I have always loved vocabulary and grammar mechanics, which allowed me to score well on the ACT English portion when I was in high school. As a college adviser, I was required to keep up with the format and structure of college admissions tests. Thus, in addition to helping students build a basic foundation of vocabulary and grammar knowledge, I am able to equip them with the test-taking strategies that will help them succeed on the ACT English section.
Having graduated summa cum laude, I know what it takes to study efficiently and effectively. I help students identify tangible goals (i.e. improving grades or test scores) and help them develop the means to develop the structure and time management strategies that fit their needs. At the same time, I ask questions and promote discussion that invites critical thinking so that students are not only absorbing information but are also synthesizing it with other information. Finally, I provide both support and encouragement for what can be an overwhelming and frustrating process.