...name is Kate and I currently teach high school mathematics in Providence. I graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a BA in Psychology. I dove into teaching right after college and taught 6th grade math. After a few years of teaching, I served as an Urban Education Fellow at Brown University. I love teaching math and working with students of all ages. I really love algebra concepts in particular! In my free time, I...
...Diagnostically assess for instructional gaps and then fill in gaps to bolster a strong subject area foundation. 3. Impart test-taking skills and strategies necessary for school success. I teach with the tenets of the Common Core State Standards in mind. As such, I do not aim to teach "tricks" for getting the right answer. Rather, I aim to wholly ingrain the skills, strategies, and overall thinking needed to fully understand how and why we can...
...double major in computer science and biology. Early on in high school (Maggie L. Walker Governor's School graduate), I discovered a passion for helping others and I now have had hundreds of hours of tutoring experience in a wide range of subjects including chess, computer programming, math, and SAT prep. In addition to the subjects previously listed, I would also tutor Spanish and chemistry as they are subjects I am comfortable with. Outside of academics,...
I received my Bachelor's in Computer Science from MIT, and am passionate about helping others! Learning has always come easy to me, and it's something I want to pass on to those around me. I was also the Valedictorian of my high school in colorado and was a top10 all-purpose football player at MIT. Everybody learns differently, and I want to help you achieve your goals!
...freedom and the confidence to choose any path in life; opens doors figuratively and literally. Everyone can learn to read and write; they just need a teacher with passion and purpose to take the time and effort to determine how to best instruct the individual student; I am that teacher. I am excited to work with even more students, as a Varsity tutor, to continue to "fill in educational gaps" and walk through some doors...
...from JMU and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 6th grade. I have worked with children of all ages and I've tutored students in all of the core subjects, mostly focusing on math and reading. I've also taught preschool and tested preschool children. I've taught English to refugees from several nations, mostly adults, although children were sometimes in the classes. I love working with...
...in GUMSHOE, a club that teaches math and science to inner city students. I also enjoy going for runs to the monuments in DC and playing in pickup soccer games! For me, I especially enjoy tutoring mathematics because I think it serves as a foundation for a number of other subjects and also enhances problem solving ability. I'd like to see those I tutor consider studying mathematics in college just like me.... My philosophy is simple:...
...University majoring in math with a minor in music. I specialize in tutoring high school math and chemistry, but I can also tutor for standardized tests. I have tutoring experience from highschool. I enjoy tutoring because I get to see how my students develop their skills over time. Outside of school, I enjoy playing trombone and singing (I do enjoy using songs to help memorize math formulas), speedcubing (solving Rubik's Cubes really fast), and hanging...
...to build up the self esteem of clients while helping them to achieve their goal. If they do not believe in themselves or what they are doing the entire process will be in vain During this time I have also had the pleasure of supporting leadership teams bridge the gap in their school community through engaging coaching and consulting practices the promote out of the box thinking. In my spare time I love spending time...
...of my students. As both a classroom teacher and a tutor, I have gained invaluable experience about how to help students, all the while learning so much about life from my students themselves. Besides tutoring, I make my living writing content professionally for several ed tech companies. Outside of work, I love to hike and play with my dog. I am a huge traveler and am very thankful to have a career that allows me...
...they seek to take on. I am especially well versed in the English Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. I have other areas of interest and expertise as well - from the academic to the creative ends of the spectrum. But enough about me. How about you? Just you being here is reason enough to get you started on the path that leads to your success. Whether you are a learner who may be...
...assignment expectations. As a teacher I also spent a considerable amount of time teaching test taking strategies, and many of my former students did exceptionally well on standardized tests. Aside from writing, a major passion of mine is public speaking. I competed in Speech and Debate on the state and national level while in high school, and absolutely enjoy coaching students in becoming powerful public speakers! Naturally, this ties in with my interest in political...
I believe that all students are capable of success, and success happens when a teacher and a student do everything necessary to meet in the middle. I believe that the formula for success includes a lot of encouragement, student AND teacher accountability, and a healthy dose of constructive criticism. ... I believe that all students are capable of achieving success, especially if they are in a warm, encouraging, and rigorous environment.... In a first session with...
...a way which reflects not only their individual learning styles, but their interests and preferences as much as is possible and appropriate. Furthermore, I am committed to both presenting and assessing content knowledge and skills in a fashion that is as authentic as possible - be that through utilizing practice problems and essay prompts analogous to those found on standardized tests, or primary documents in the study of European History - to ensure that my...
...sharing my knowledge of various topics of science with students. I have had the unique opportunity to work with students both in the classroom and out for the last several years. I currently work at a local St. Louis school and strive to create unique STEAM education experiences. Previously, I have taught specialized science classes to students in various schools all around St. Louis for the past 4 years. I also developed and ran an education...
...believe that what we learn through books affects us throughout our lifetime. My teaching philosophy is that all students arrive at teaching and learning situations with much knowledge. I believe that when we approach learning from the perspective of what children know, we are better able to help them grow as learners. My teaching style is to offer flexibility in how something is learned in order to address my students' unique learning styles. When students...
Teaching and learning go hand and hand. We help our students gain knowledge for their future, and they teach us about them. Learning is part of life, and we all learn differently. That is what makes us unique.
...learn, it's my job to help you find that! From UrbanFuture, I proceeded to tutor with pay privately for my parents' colleague's children in elementary school in mathematics, science, and reading. From my years of tutoring, I have learned that the most success comes from developing a healthy and friendly relationship with my student that encourages pushing him/her to achieve what they previously thought they couldn't, while still staying within the student's comfort zone. Learning...
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...I have experience with an array of methods of teaching both in general as well as explaining and instructing students on specific skills. From my experience, I have learned that students learn best when they understand big concepts, so I constantly try to show students how big concepts tie into real world experiences that they care about. I have been doing small group tutoring for over two years now with students at my school and...
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The MAP Growth series of exams are intended to measure where a student is relative to where they should be considering their grade level. They are designed by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) as a measuring tool to make a student's academic growth as easily measurable as their height on a growth chart. If you would like your student to perform better on their next exam, Varsity Tutors can connect you with a MAP test tutor to help them reach their academic potential.
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These tests have no time limit, but are designed to last approximately 45 minutes per subject. They are also administered on a computer using special adaptive testing technology, meaning that the system selects the next question from a pool based on a student's previous responses. For example, the third-grade math test begins with third-grade mathematics questions but will shift to fourth, fifth, etc. if a student continues to get them right. Likewise, incorrect responses will bring about second or first grade-level questions until a student starts getting some correct. The test ends when a student has answered roughly half of all questions asked correctly, regardless of grade level.
This is a unique format, and students may start to feel self-conscious if they notice that question four is easier than question one. MAP Test tutoring sessions can include practice exams to help students answer the question in front of them without worrying about previous ones. Familiarity with the exam's electronic interface may also help a student live up to their academic potential. A MAP Test tutor may also be able to design study sessions around the results of the exam. For instance, let's say the third-grader in the example above answered fifth grade math questions correctly, but reads at only a second grade level. Their tutor now has quantifiable evidence that they need more help in reading than math and can react accordingly.
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The student and I discussed her previous scores. She had done very well overall, and she had missed the most questions in critical reading. I took a more detailed approach with her this time, asking her to carefully reword the question and to come up with her own answer, in addition to categorizing questions and looking for key words. She did very well.
We spent most of the session working through a set of problems based on sample questions that the student has had trouble with in the past. The student is doing much better on the questions that deal with setting up and solving systems of equations in two variables. She's also gotten very good at solving the sort of counting and probability problems that show up on the SAT. We looked at, we still need to work on percentages and sequences (the latter mostly because grasping the generality of the "nth" term in a sequence is a big and difficult step up from more concrete math).
We covered circles, solids, polygons, and some introductory algebra II concepts with exponents and radicals. While some of it feels familiar to him, I think it will be very helpful for him to continue going through this math book. The student is keeping up with a new book I recommended for him where he studies strategies and tips for the ACT Reading section for a few minutes each day for seven weeks.
During the first part of this session, the student and I worked on some of the question-types from the reading section of the SAT. After that, we continued our review of Math concepts from the previous session. We went over some vocabulary words at the end.
The student had only missed three questions from the two reading passages she had done for homework, and all were instances of overthinking. There were few math questions she had missed on previous tests as well, so we spent most of the time on English. Her foundation of grammar rules and her ear for proper English are solid, so a few broader strategy tweaks were all she needed. The student is right on the cusp of big score jumps, so I'm looking forward to seeing how she does on her homework.
We went over the student's vocabulary lists and the flash cards he wrote up, and reviewed the vocabulary-building resources available to him through his laptop. Then we discussed how to approach verbal analogy problems on the SSAT and worked through sample problems, discussing how to analyze each analogy.