I just finished the 2 year International Baccalaureate diploma program. It is a very rigorous program and the courses I took and studied for two years were chemistry, biology, math (covered calculus, vectors, trigonometry, algebra, statistics, probability, etc), latin (winner of gold medal 2 times in National Latin Exam), history (studied Great Depression era, Communist China, USSR, and Cuba in great depth). I was in the National Honor Society and ran many clubs. I was president of the student body, so I have a good connection with students of all ages (my school ranged from 7th to 12th grade). I have spent many years tutoring my younger brother, friends, and some other children at an afterschool program.
Fionnuala helped me with my pre algebra work. She was very patient with me and always took her time helping me understand difficult concepts. She went over topics twice when I felt confused and overall was a great help, and my class room performance definitely saw an improvement as a result. Thank you, Fionnuala!
Fionnuala is fully aware of the students needs and finds the perfect techniques to improve their learning ability. When I first began my lessons with her I struggled greatly with English but she always found a way. Fionnuala is everything one wants for a tutor
I think it's important to first establish a connection with the student and then figure out exactly what they need help with in the subject. Oftentimes students will think they have a grasp on a topic that they do not have a total understanding of and this leads to problems in other topics. So I think it is important to have a diagnostic/placement test or have recommendations from other teachers the student has.
I was an IB diploma candidate and studied the following subjects in depth during the two year course:
*history of the americas
My coursework, report cards, recommendations can be seen at request!
Besides academic-wise, I have a good connection as a teacher and leader. I was student body president for my 7th-12th grade school this past year. I also was a student mentor. I ran many clubs one which volunteered with children and we spent a lot of time with Children's Hospital Boston patients.