I have transformed students into scholars for more than ten years. My experience as a friend and mentor to my students has helped me better understand their needs. I have a master’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M University and I tutor grades 3-College.
My philosophy is a connect, serve, grow, and go linkage; that is to help you connect with your academic tasks and school teacher's methodologies, then you tenaciously build the required discipline to maintain that connection, which I call the service phase. Over time, you probably wouldn't require my service any longer because you would have grown to work independently. The last phase would be for you to go out there and disseminate the knowledge and skills that we have worked together to acquire.
Alexia came to me as a high school junior to achieve a competitive SAT score to improve her chances of getting accepted into her dream college. As a diligent and motivated student, she had already been preparing on her own, but she faced challenges in effectively managing her time and confidently approaching certain sections of the exams. During our tutoring sessions, I recognized that Alexia had a solid foundation in math but struggled with time management in the reading and writing sections. To address her needs, I developed a tailored study plan that focused on her specific areas of improvement. For time management, we practiced timed reading passages and worked on strategies to efficiently skim the text while still comprehending the main ideas. We also implemented a methodical approach to the writing and language section, emphasizing the importance of punctuation and transition words. As we progressed, I observed significant breakthroughs in Alexia's performance. She grew more comfortable with time constraints, enabling her to read passages more strategically and answer questions accurately. Additionally, her writing and language skills improved, and she became adept at the verbal section overall. Alexia's hard work and determination paid off. On her first attempt at the SAT, she achieved an impressive score increase of 180 points, exceeding her initial goal. Her notable achievements did not go unnoticed by colleges, as she received acceptance letters from several top-tier institutions last Summer.
Marcus approached me as a high school junior, determined to improve his math score on the SAT/ACT. He was a diligent student who excelled in his coursework but struggled with the unique challenges presented by standardized math exams. Marcus had a solid foundation in math concepts but needed guidance in applying them effectively within the time constraints of the test. To address Marcus's needs, I designed a customized tutoring program that targeted his areas of improvement. We began by assessing his strengths and weaknesses through diagnostic tests and identified specific question types and problem-solving strategies that required further attention. During our tutoring sessions, I introduced Marcus to various techniques to tackle challenging math problems efficiently. We focused on time management, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing questions based on difficulty and allocating time accordingly. Additionally, I provided him with a repertoire of problem-solving strategies and formulas, such as breaking down complex problems into simpler steps and identifying patterns or shortcuts. Marcus's progress throughout the tutoring sessions was remarkable. He displayed remarkable dedication and embraced each challenge as an opportunity for growth. Together, we tackled difficult math problems, applying the strategies we had discussed. Marcus's confidence grew, and he became more adept at identifying the most efficient approaches to different types of math questions. The breakthrough moment came when Marcus received his updated SAT scores. His math score had increased by an impressive 210 points from his initial practice test. There was an initial delay in the release of his score due to an investigation of his 200+ score jump. But, once the investigation was over, his score was released. This notable achievement opened doors to numerous opportunities for college admissions and scholarship consideration. What truly stood out about Marcus was his unwavering determination and resilience. He approached each tutoring session with a positive attitude, eager to learn and improve. There was one particular instance where he encountered a challenging trigonometry problem that initially seemed daunting. However, Marcus refused to give up and diligently worked through the problem, applying his newfound problem-solving strategies. Witnessing his perseverance and the sense of accomplishment that followed was truly inspiring. The impact of the tutoring experience extended beyond Marcus's test scores. With his increased math proficiency, he gained more confidence in his academic abilities, not only in math but also in other subjects. He developed critical thinking skills, honed his analytical reasoning, and improved his overall problem-solving abilities.Furthermore, the long-term impact of the tutoring experience extended to Marcus's personal life. His newfound confidence and academic success had a positive ripple effect on his self-esteem and motivation. With improved SAT scores and a sharpened skill set, Marcus's college prospects expanded, providing him with opportunities to pursue his desired academic and career paths.
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Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Common Core Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Honors Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, IB Mathematics SL, IB Mathematics HL, Competition Math, College Algebra, College Geometry, College Trigonometry, College Calculus I, Statistics I
Elementary Science, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics: Mechanics, College Physics, IB Physics
SAT Math, SAT Writing, ACT Math, ACT Science, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Writing, SSAT, PSAT, IEEE, GRE, GMAT, SAT Reading, SAT - All Sections, ACT - All Sections