Location: Las Vegas NV USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: English and Reading
Subjects: Writing

Karissa D. of Las Vegas NV USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Karissa D.
Gender: Female   Age: 18-21
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I have been known to be very effective in instructing students of all skill levels. My style is very relaxed, patient, and logical. I tend to relate problems as practical examples that may be less abstract and easier to understand. The first aim is grasping the concept/beginning to understand, and the process after that is refining the simple concept and expanding its uses. I also challenge the students to make sure they are understanding and not just passively agreeing to understand. For example, I might ask the student to explain what I have just said in their own words. Material that is generated by the student is the best remembered, generally, and strict lecture loses student focus. Thus my sessions are interactive and fun, while strict and educational. I easily adjust to the student's level of understanding and accordingly change the lesson presentation for maximum understanding and achievement.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $10.00 to $20.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 1-2 years
Students Tutored: Less than 10
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Pre-professional Biology, Psychology
School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Awards I am an AP Scholar with Distinction (I completed 6 Advanced Placement courses in High School and received a minimum 3.5 average (out of 5) on each exam).
I graduated with Honors in the top 10% of my class.
University Dean's List (3.5 GPA or higher in all subjects)
Honor's College Student
Engelstad Scholar
Teacher Certification: No