The Knowledge Branch
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Each student is different and trust must be built between student and tutor otherwise the learning process cannot occur. During sessions, our tutors learn what the student likes and dislikes and incorporate that into instruction - it builds a personalized experienced for the student and generates rapport.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a tutor for 18 years and a teaching assistant for 2 years. I have a Bachelors degree in psychology and I am in my last semester of a Masters in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in neurobiology. Additionally, I am currently working with the National Tutor Association to become a Certified Tutor Trainer and am applying to have The Knowledge Branch be an accredited program.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Middle School and High School Subjects: $50 per hour
GED/ACT/SAT Test Prep: $60 per hour
How did you get started teaching?
I was 15 and working in an inner city children's mission when the Director pulled me aside and asked me how my English grades were. I told her I had A's, and so she took me and put me in a room of about 30 students of all different ages and told me "they need help. Teach them". The rest is, as you say, history.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with K through graduate and students of all different ages. I have also worked with students of several different disorders or different disabilities including ADD, ADHD, autism, behavioral disorders, anxiety, and even traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, our tutors at The Knowledge Branch all have their specialities from special early child education to neurochemistry.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be comfortable with who you hire. If you are uncomfortable with them, you will not learn from them.