Hi my name is Claire and I tutor math, anthropology, and general improvement topics! My moto has always been that anyone can learn anything, but not everyone learns the same way. My tutoring has always been structured around the individual student I am working with and determining how they learn best. I started tutoring my first semester of college helping fellow students with math, biology, and chemistry. I have been tutoring for the past 5 years, during which time I have gotten my BA in Anthropology with am currently completing a minor in biochemistry.
The best part about tutoring is watching students feel more confident in themselves as they learn the material and watching them become excited about the subject. Education and learning new things has always been a passion of mine and I love inspiring others to be curious and learn new things as well. I really enjoy taking the subjects my students are passionate about, such as musi, and applying it to the subject they are trying to learn and seeing how the material starts to click for them.
“Claire guided me through my Anthropology speech and essay. She was able to organize my thoughts and successfully complete the details I had missed on the prompt. She’s patient and sweet, always very supportive and helpful! Thank you for your help Claire!
Great at explaining concepts teachers fail to translate to a learners level. (aka, better than my college professors) Understands how to identify what point in a concept someone is at to help them scale up their skills and understanding.
With each new student I start by getting to know their interests and passions and learning style. If a student is unsure of their learning style I begin by using multiple different approaches to help them figure out what works best for them and we can narrow that down in future lessons. We then discuss what parts of the subject make sense to them already and what they need help with to best outline how we will proceed. I cater my teaching to their needs and we adjust as needed.
I have a BA in Anthropology, with a focus on biological Anthropology, and I am finishing a minor in Biochemistry. Both subjects have required the majority of my college career being in the sciences and taking advanced maths.
I standardly price an hour lesson at $30 for students highschool or above, and $25 for students in grades prior to that.
I started tutoring in my first college biology class, a classmate was struggling with the material and due to schedual conflicts sometimes missed lectures. We started meeting weekly so that I could walk her through any missed material and aid in her understanding of it.
All different ages over the course of my tutoring career.
One of my favorite experiances tutoring was with a very musical student. Stress of the material was overwhelming this student so I started connecting the material to examples of musical cord progressions and got to see their face light up once the material clicked.
It's really important to find a tutor you feel comfortable asking questions with. Many students struggle learning material because they don't feel comfortable asking questions when they don't know something. It's okay not to know! :)
Definitely think about what method of teaching helps you learn most productively, for example are you a visual learner? an auditory learner? This can help a teacher figure out how to make the material clearer for you. I also always recommend keeping a list of anything that is confusing when you read material or do your homework.