Location: New York NY USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Science
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary Science

Ashley T. of New York NY USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Ashley T.
Gender: Female   Age: 18-21
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

My senior year in high school I began tutoring fellow students. I realized that tutoring is not as intuitive as it may seem as tutoring is not merely about comprehension of the topic material, but also about the student translating what he or she has learned to exams.
I learned this when tutoring honors biology to a student who had difficultly finishing her tests on time although she understood the material. In October of my senior year in high school, I tutored a freshman in biology, a topic matter I am very passionate about. I had taken it at Harvard University and received a 5 on the AP exam. ( the highest level) I now have even more background in this subject as I am pre-med at Stanford University.
My tutoree was a C- student in honors biology and was in danger of being kicked out of the class due to her poor test results. When I started working with her, she greatly improved her understanding of the material but her grades didnt demonstrate her comprehension. As a result, I decided to watch her take practice tests during one of our tutor sessions and I noticed she had phonics issues that I had known to be a sign of slight dyslexia. I spoke to her mother after the session and then she got tested. She tested positive for a learning disability. With my guidance, she petitioned her high school to receive extra time on exams and her grades increased from a C- to A+ and she finished with an A in the class.
I have also tutored presentation skills to middle school students as well as the English and History.
Subjects and age-groups: Any age
I can tutor in Biology, English, Presentation Skills, and History etc. Availability: After 4 or 5PM any weekday over the summer of 2011.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Contract Availability: Short-Term Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $50.00 to $70.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 3-5 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Learning Disabilities
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Pre-med Philosophy
School: Stanford University
Teacher Certification: No