College Prep E-Tutor
Hi, my name is Justin and I have an absolute passion for tutoring and helping students achieve their goals. I offer personal tutoring/academic advising services both in-person and online for K-12 and college students.
I aim to provide exceptional tutoring and mentoring that is easily accessible and affordable.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I assess the student to see where they are at in terms of knowledge and skills. This allows me to come up with a thoughtful and personalized lesson plan that addresses the student's exact needs. I try to employ techniques and strategies that make learning any subject fun and relevant to the student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a graduate student, I've taken numerous classes and have taught many people in the fields that I teach.
I have also worked at several tutoring centers that require a 95% passing rate on all of the subject exams that I teach.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My rates are as follows:
$25/hr for Online Skype lessons (first hour free)
$30/hr per person for in-person group lessons
$35/hr for in-person 1-on-1 lessons
My goal is to make tutoring affordable! Popular college prep courses and tutoring centers ask for anywhere between $70 to $200/hr, which may total up to thousands of dollars. While some services may prove to be helpful, many of them are cookie-cutter programs that are minimally personalized. My goal is to instill independent-learning skills right away so that together we can close the achievement gaps and students can learn what they need as fast as possible.
How did you get started teaching?
It wasn't until college that I saw how beneficial tutoring was. My school offered peer tutoring for the Chemistry series, which undoubtedly helped me perform very well in the class. Though I was grateful for the program, I didn't think to become a tutor myself until my great friend Alex recommended me to apply. During my third year, I became a peer tutor and it was easily one of the best experiences of my undergrad. Not only was I able to learn about teaching and about myself, but I was also able to help hundreds of students in a field that I loved.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students of all grade levels (K-12) as well as college students.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a tutor in your area of expertise?
Make sure that the tutor you are looking to hire is not just experienced, but also genuine and compassionate. These qualities show that the tutor really cares about your success as a student and as an individual.
What questions should students think through before talking to tutors about their needs?
Students should come prepared with numerous questions about the subject matter and skills they want to improve on at every lesson.
Students should also expect that the tutor is not meant to lecture like a teacher. Instead, a tutor and a student should work collaboratively with each other to meet the student's needs.