Tory Elmore, Private Tutor
I am an Ivy League graduate with more than five years of one-on-one and small classroom professional tutoring experience. I get to know my students- who they are and how they learn- in order to provide exactly the lesson plans they need to learn and succeed.
I provide standardized testing and academic tutoring across a wise array of tests and subjects, including SAT, ACT, SAT II, AP/IB, K-12 English/Language Arts, Math, History, Life Sciences, and Spanish Language.
I love learning, but I understand that not everyone feels that way. Most often, students dislike school or a specific subject because they don't think that they're good at it. However, I believe that, with hard work and the right instructor, any student can succeed. I love helping students become confident in their intellectual skills and helping them achieve their goals. Nothing is more rewarding.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Before I meet with a student for the first time, I like for him or her (or a parent) to provide me with his or her school materials (text book, copies of handouts, syllabus, etc.) in order to hit the ground running in our first lesson.
The first lesson is about getting to know each other, building trust and understanding about who the student is, what his/her goals are, why he/she wants tutoring, and, of course, his/her learning style.
From there, we build an indvidualized learning program based on how often and for how long the student wants to meet, his/her learning strengths and weaknesses, and his/her goals for the semester, school year, or exam.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have experience with students across a wide range of ages, from pre-K to adult learners. I have had great success with students with special academic needs (assessed on a case-by-case basis).