I am a recent graduate of Glen A. Wilson High School in the top 5% of the class and will be attending UCLA this fall as a Biochemistry major. The passion I have observed in the teaching of my instructors have led me to believe that teaching has a profound effect on the growth of students. What I love about tutoring others is that I gain this proud feeling when I see the light bulb click in others, signifying that I taught well.
I have had experience being tutored by others for two years in multiple subjects and found it to be a very valuable experience. While in my early years of high school, I was very reluctant to make use of tutoring. I felt that it was very self-demeaning that I had to find a tutor because I could not keep up with all the new information I was getting from school on my own. Eventually, I yielded and signed up for tutoring. What I discovered was that not only was I finally keeping up, I was ahead of the game! During class, I was already able to predict the lessons as I had already learned them earlier and was able to focus my attention on the work from other classes. In addition to this, I found out that other fellow students were also receiving tutoring to get ahead.
Tutoring has proved to me to be very beneficial in keeping up with school work as well as managing time. With a set time interval to genuinely work and ask questions, there is much insight to be gained.
I have earned straight A's in the sciences during my high school career. This includes honors and AP classes. My specialty was in Chemistry. I took the American Chemical Society Chemistry Olympiad exam and placed highest in my school and was awarded the "Highest Scoring Student for Wilson High School". My knowledge in Chemistry earned me Student of the Month from the Chemistry teachers. In addition, I scored a 790 on SAT II Chemistry and a 4 on the AP Chemistry Exam. In addition to the sciences, I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC and AB exams as well as 780 SAT Math II 2C. On my ACT English Section, I scored a 35/36. As my school's newspaper's News Editor, I have confidence in my abilities to improve this section for your student. Outside of school academics, I participated in a month-long research program at UCSD and researched on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
I enjoy watching the growth of my students. When the light bulb finally lights up, there's a sense of accomplishment for me. Helping students get ahead is really valuable for students as they learn to use their time elsewhere like finding a new hobby and develop it.
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I typically bring material that complements the current subject being studied and its curriculum. I believe that foundation is key for students to branch out further and build connections. As a result, I focus on layering a strong basic foundation and evenly distribute newer content to provide for easier understanding. I do this by means of repetition and promoting the student to ask any questions they might have to clear any misunderstandings.
I have helped my teachers tutor their student during tutoring hours during high school. I have seen the ups and downs of student growth in learning. The main issue I have observed is that a lack of foundation contributes to confusion among students.
I charge $25/hr. I do not charge for exceeding the hour unless another hour has passed.
I feel that students should ask about whether or not they are comfortable with 1 on 1 tutoring as well as having a good social interaction with the tutor. Communication is key for tutoring. Students need to be able to comfortably ask questions to fully comprehend what they are learning.