I understand that patience and empathy are the most important qualities as a tutor. My job is to be a resource, not another stressor for students.
As a college sophomore, I am a columnist for my school's newspaper, and I am a part of my school's writing help center, so I have detailed experience in dealing with different kinds of writers as well as editing complex, consequential pieces of writing. In high school, I received A's in both semester of my AP Psych and Honor's Algebra II/Trig classes. I also got a 5 on both the Psych and Calculus BC AP tests.
For editing college essays, I understand how important it is to tell an "out-of-the-box" yet correlative story. Many kids often don't feel that they have experiences impressive enough to write about, but I can brainstorm unique ideas that illustrate the best qualities of your student while still being true to their character. I am especially helpful in areas regarding grammar and narrative flow.
Students often feel bad asking for help. My goal as a tutor is to even the playing field for students who need more assistance in school with a compassionate approach.
Somya helped my writing a lot. She's really good at grammar and helping the story flow a lot.
I love Somya! Her lessons were really chill but still useful. Algebra 2 was a lot easier after her help.
Somya was super helpful for my AP Psych course! She made powerpoints, quizlets, quizzes, and tests for me that all prepared me really well for the class and AP test. She's explains concepts really thoroughly and is kind when I got things wrong.
I talk to the student a little bit to see what they're struggling with and understand their learning style. I try to stress that I am a resource to them and making mistakes is completely ok.
Approaching my sophomore year at Boston University, I have been tutoring students for two summers now. I've also worked with kids as the head counselor of a nearby summer camp for all four years of high school.
My standard pricing is $35 an hour.
As I mentioned earlier, the summer camp I worked at required me to work with students individually from activities like robotics and coding to art and history. When I was looking for a way to spend my summers and also make some money, my previous experience led me to tutoring.
I've worked with children ages 4 to 17, so I understand that students at different ages require different kinds of teaching styles.
Make sure to be as honest as possible. Your tutor should hopefully create a non-judgements environment so that you can openly work on whatever you might need help with. Every question is worth asking!