Our mix of students currently in college range from engineering students, two economics students at Yale University, and a magna cum laude in cell biology & neuroscience that is attending either University of Michigan Law School or University of Florida Law School (on full ride). Valiant Tutors is a subsidiary of a parent company, GeoValiant, LLC, that we are all operating with the intention to get into large-scale LEED building redevelopment. We are passionate about providing the same unique types of teaching that we all received and unanimously agree it was highly conducive to the success we are finding now. Two of us have tutored elementary students while we were seniors in high school, and we are either highly skilled writers or highly skilled analytical thinkers. Additionally, we are all competent editors and would like to add writing to the mix of any particular subject in which our students are looking to be tutored. From our experience, writing skills are scarce yet in high demand in most businesses looking to hire. Additionally, it is an excellent way to teach young students how to think critically, make and support arguments, be creative, and therefore to thrive in society as they enter and leave college.
We offer tutoring services in math, english, social studies, business & financial literacy, excel, and writing.
Drew Grinde (BA Political Ecnomics at Yale University) https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-grinde-ba54b410a/
James Grinde (BS Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Montana State University; rising JD Candidate) https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-grinde-b1aa6614a/
Conner Bokma (BS Construction Engineering at Montana State University) https://www.linkedin.com/in/conner-bokma-637794149/
Thomas Vissman (BA Economics at Yale University) https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-vissman-92a436194/
GeoValiant website: http://www.geovaliant.org
As a student at Yale and the founder of a business, I have found vast positive encouragement from the love I have for learning. The process of building a critical understanding of the world, and polishing one's skills in writing and debating as they formulate opinions and ideas original in substance, is addictive and self-reinforcing.
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After encountering the strategy used by professors at Yale University, I have evolved to hold high regards for the use of writing to supplement an education in any subject. The majority of assignments in my years at Yale have been essays that force us to think both critically and originally as we build our argumentative capabilities. Through this process, students develop the tools needed to both learn and effectively explain (through verbal and written communication) the topic/subject/idea required. The transferability of this skill outpaces all others. I have communicated with COOs of large banks on Wall Street who have claimed that analytical thinkers who are able to write well are the candidates that will always be chosen first. Not only is the ability to write in high demand in the work force, but it also provides the framework for students to build their own lens through which they view the world. Developing one's own unique, critical lens remains paramount to all other facets a young individual should focus on building as he obtains an increasing amount of responsibility in society.
Our pricing system is flexible dependent on a student's need and the subject in which the student needs to be tutored. We will always hold priority to providing our tutoring and mental resources than we will to receiving resources in return.
I traveled to the border of Mozambique and South Africa to do a reserve management ecology internship with 20 other foreign students. The internship provided a wonderfully conducive environment to creatively thinking about life in a holistic sense. Not only was I surrounded by wildlife and no civilization for weeks on end, I was studying life in the purest sense (ecology) with students from various cultures that reside in countries that expand the world. The best education is experience and travel, something I will always confess to my students, and this internship was a prime example of that.
To all students, ensure that you enjoy the person you are being tutored by, for you will be spending a good amount of time with them (whether online or in person)!
What do I want to get out of this?
What area of (insert subject looking to be tutored on) do I excel in?
What area of (insert subject looking to be tutored on) do I lack a clear understanding?
What type of thinker am I?
What are my favorite subjects? Why are they my favorite?