The Tutor For You
Hi! My name is Anaya Shakeel and I am a sophomore at Eastern Technical High School.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When working with new students, I like to begin by getting a hold on where they stand. If they have any disabilities, I research them in advance to propose ideas to get around any issues that it may cause. I create pre-tests to see what areas the student may need help in. More creative tactics are used for children that are younger, such as learning with puzzles or games.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I passed with advanced scores on the CTY test (John Hopkins Center for Talented Youths Program) in 5th grade, meaning during that time period I had the standard knowledge of an 8-9th grader in both English and Mathematics. Baltimore County then allowed me to skip 6th grade, so I went straight from 5th to 7th grade.Then, in middle school I tutored Math classes for 2 years after school.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
The standard price for elementary school children (K-5th) is ~$15/hr. The price for older children (6th-12th) may vary based on needs. If any parent requests additional accomodations, then the price is adjusted to fulfill them.
How did you get started teaching?
During 7th grade, my Algebra I teacher pulled me aside and asked if I would stay after school to help tutor the 8th grade students because she was in over her head in work. I agreed, and gained valuable community service hours with it. Ever since then I discovered I had a knack for teaching, so I ran with it and am now where I am today.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
On a random, unsuspecting evening I was surprised to see a letter with my name written on it greeting me in the mail. It was a large, black envelope (the kind you'd see in a Harry Potter movie) with a wax seal. Inside it was an invitation into the NHS, or National Honor Society. Both of my older siblings had been admitted, and I had completely forgotten that after 9th grade the organization would be selecting their new batch of students. This was a revolutionary experience for me, as the fancy letters imprinting my name validated the effort I put into my grades and the struggles I went through during the prior year. If I were to pick, then this would be one of my most valued accomplishments.