The College Prep Tutor

The College Prep Tutor

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Tutors.com
1 employee
6 years in business

About this tutor

   Over the past 7 years I have been tutoring professionally in Richmond, Virginia and building my own academic coaching business, The College Prep Tutor. My goal is to help my students see the same vision of the future creators and thinkers I already see them as. When dreams are anchored in a vision of the future, they become possible tangible goals to be made real.

We must rely on the imagination to forge a vision, as it doesn't yet exist. This requires mental strength to challenge limiting beliefs, and creativity to forge new ones. My students take their first steps into adulthood with confident self-awareness and a skill set to build their own success. My methods and strategies have proved successful, with SAT score increases from 200 -400 points and scholarships to universities such as Duke, NYU and Yale. 

 Through my experience as a tutor, I developed a multifaceted approach to teaching and learning; a style that is adaptable and uniquely catered to each individual personality. My students discover their true motivations for further education, create meaning and purpose for their academic work, and set clear and measurable goals. They see the potential of their education, not in an isolated sense, but as a tool to empower and design their lives.I began tutoring at James Madison University where I graduated with a double major in English and Arabic. After college I worked at a refugee center with immigrants and their children. Teaching everything from ESL to life-skills in classes, filled with various ages and skill levels, challenged me to refine and evolve my style. 

 

  

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Richmond, VA 23220
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Erica

    Amazing tutor! My score went from 520 to 710 on the SAT! Work with Andrea, she will change what you think is possible for yourself.

  • April

    She has a great energy. My son felt much more confident and even scored a 95% on his Latin test after just one session with her. I highly recommend her.

  • Jessica

    Andrea was a unique tutor in that she helped me find my own passions and motivations so that I could then find the right college for me. Once we identified what characteristics I was looking for in a College, she mapped out a strategy to get me there. From application deadlines to finding scholarships to meet my financial needs, she was there for it all. It can be stressful and confusing trying to figure out what to do next or how to figure out what to do with my life, but working with Andrea, I learned to focus first on what motivates me and then take action and I feel like I have my life and education in my own hands. Along with everything else that goes along with preparing for college, Andrea also tutored me in SAT prep and she gave me the tools I needed to look at the test in a strategic and analytical way and my score greatly improved

  • james

    She was/is amazing! If I could give more stars I would. Definitely not you’re average tutor. You’ll learn ways to study, how to relax and calm your brain to ease your anxiety before taking a test and more. College prep will not give you the answers, but make sure you yourself have a better understanding and can fully grasp each concept at hand. Thankful I got to work with her 😁



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first session will be used to assess the goals you wish to achieve during our time together. An assessment will be administered to determine your current level in the subject matter as well as an evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses. We will also use the first session to determine what kind of learning style will be most helpful for you to reach your learning goals; This will also be a way for me to determine how to plan our lessons together based on your individual learning style 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Through my experience as a tutor, I developed a multifaceted approach to teaching and learning; a style that is adaptable and uniquely catered to each individual personality. My students discover their true motivations for further education, create meaning and purpose for their academic work, and set clear and measurable goals. They see the potential of their education, not in an isolated sense, but as a tool to empower and design their lives.

My methods and strategies have proved successful, with SAT score increases from 200 -400 points and scholarships to universities such as Duke, NYU and Yale.


How did you get started teaching?

I began tutoring at James Madison University where I graduated with a double major in English and Arabic. After college I worked at a refugee center with  immigrants and their children. Teaching everything from ESL to life-skills in classes, filled with various ages and skill levels, challenged me to refine and evolve my style.

Over the past 7 years I have been tutoring professionally in Richmond, Virginia. I also work with Catholic Commonwealth Charities in the Refugee Resettlement Department, where I volunteer my tutoring services, as well as translation and ESL skills, and at at Saint Mary’s Catholic School tutoring classes after school


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

We believe that College preparation starts early. Our students master skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking before highschool graduation and embark upon  feshmon year instilled with confidence and equipped with tools for college success. We provide a unique approach that is not your average tutoring service, we aim to assess and address issues in the classroom from a personalized perspective. We believe that communication and collaboration between student parents teachers is esssential to academic success. W emphasize skill development and critical thinking while simultaneasly  at the same time improving grades and scores. This skill development occurs within the context of immediate issues that require improvement. So you're getting tuoring on the academic level and skill development all rolled into one.


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