Academic Edge Tutoring, TDC
I have been tutoring professionally since 2010, when I started both tutoring and preemptively teaching mathematics to students ages 8-20, as well as chemistry, biology, English, and SAT/ACT/AP Exam prep. I graduated from Washington University in St Louis.
Teaching is one of the most important things a person can do. We all remember the teachers who formed us, made us the people we are today. They inspire, they inform, and they incite us to learn. The curiosity we all have is stoked by teachers, who keep us thinking and keep our brains fit and full.
I have worked for several professional groups, and my track record speaks for itself - in the 2015/16 academic year, I tutored 2 students who went on to earn perfect 36 scores on the ACT, as well as over two dozen 5 score AP exams, and coached several people through the college admissions process.
After the dramatic changes that took place in 2020, I retailored my model to focus on filling in the gaps more easily left behind by the nature of remote teaching. I have had tremendous success in one-on-one and small-group settings to find missing understanding and to rebuild foundations from the gorund up.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I tend to ask for students or their parents to send me a list of questions, issues, subjects, and a sample of the coursework in question for me to appraise before we begin, so I can form a structured, hollistically built plan for the individual student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have worked as a professional tutor since 2010, and have experience in both private and professional tutoring companies, as well as teaching kitchens, academic institutions, and professional apprentice and intern-style programs.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I operate on a sliding scale for pricing. My hourly rate varies, but will decrease with increased meeting frequency. I am happy to discuss more on a case-by-case basis, so please don't hesitate to reach out. I am open to negotiation within a reasonable margin.
How did you get started teaching?
I mentored students younger than me as young as 6rd grade, and maintained a love for it ever since. I have branched out into teaching cooking classes, training young electricians, and editing articles and op-eds for publication in more recent years.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students ages 8-20, and have worked with friends and coworkers as old as 55-60 in editing resumes, cover letters, statements on intent, and so on.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I believe it doesn't hurt to shop around for tutors. It is an important match, as you will be working in a concentrated, one on one setting. A lack of understanding can make these interactions difficult, and can get in the way of the learning process. I encourage students to reach out to me and ask questions about me, my style, and my expertise, as well as providing their own needs and wants in a tutor.