Tucson, AZ, 85712
Joined on November, 2011
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Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationBachelor of Arts from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI.
Graduated magna cum laude with a double major in History and Political Science.
Dean's List 7 semesters.
ExperienceNeed help with learning to research, write, edit, or communicate in English? Look no further for help in writing mechanics, organization, study skills, political science, or history.
+ Member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta National Political Science and History Honorary Societies
+ Consistent high honor roll achievement from elementary school through college, as well as National Honor Roll.
+ Membership in National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, and selection for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars
+ Office of the Governor Statewide Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner
+ Author of over 60 academic papers and more than 30 articles
+ Excellence in public and private school settings
+ Professional experience as Editor of a magazine
+ Experience in teaching conversational English to youth in China
+ Coached youth softball
I tutored formally for the first time in the third grade, when my teacher asked me to work one-on-one with a learning disabled student in reading and writing.
Since then I have tutored classmates informally, helped Chinese students with their English, mentored and assisted children and peers with learning, developmental, and physical disabilities, and tutored adults in a variety of subjects.
I am naturally drawn to tutoring by my love for sharing my enthusiasm about the subjects in which I excel and helping others learn.
*** I am excited to help any student who desires to improve their understanding of a subject or their performance on assignments and tests. Because of this, I am happy to guide students through the process of completing large assignments, but on behalf of academic honesty and the student's growth, I will not complete the coursework with which I am helping. It will remain the part of the student to provide all original content.***
HobbiesI have a nagging desire to go everywhere and see everything. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, drawing, reading and writing, debating, watching old movies with my husband, and photography. I am a black belt in tae kwon do, I played the flute in band throughout middle and high school, and I enjoy all kinds of sports.
My favorite historical figures are James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, and Virginia Hall (I think, it's so hard to choose!), and my favorite movie star is Doris Day (that is not a hard choice at all!). My favorite mystery writer is Agatha Christie, and my favorite sleuth is Nancy Drew.
My teaching style is based on a collaborative approach that engages the intelligence and existing skills/knowledge of the student. I believe that each student has the ability to succeed in mastering the subject, and that my task is to show them how to harness their talents to realize their potential. I like to identify the unique learning style of the student and use object lessons to illustrate difficult concepts.
I look forward to meeting you!
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