Location: Reston VA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Math
Subjects: Algebra, Basic Math, Business Math, Geometry, Middle School Math, Trigonometry

Ms Marisa S. of Reston VA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Ms Marisa S.
Gender: Female   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Music from the College of William & Mary and I am an alumna of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I have extensive experience working with children ages 3-14 as a classroom instructor, private tutor, volunteer mentor, and camp counselor. I have taught courses in TJ Exam Prep, SAT Prep, Exam Essay Writing, HTML/CSS Web Design, and DSLR Photography. I give private beginner and intermediate piano lessons at a piano studio. As a tutor, I specialize in math, test preparation, music theory, and French, my language of choice for three semesters at the college level.
TEACHING STYLE: Through frequent tutoring sessions over the years with my younger sister, I have found that I take an intuitive, empathetic, and fun-loving approach to my work. I thrive in finding creative ways to engage the student with the material by translating it into terms they relate to and understand. Classroom environments can often fail to address the unique learning style of students who need more than note-taking handouts; my one-on-one approach allows me to develop personalized lesson plans and encourages active participation. I know I have succeeded when the student can teach the material back to me with enthusiasm and pride.
TEACHING GOALS: As a former student at some of the nations most elite public schools, I know firsthand the pressures that can arise as students navigate their way through these formative and transformative years. My goal is not only to help them achieve mastery of the material at hand, but to also to impart mental skills and organizational habits that will enable them to become more confident, responsible, and self-sufficient students. Developing and reinforcing these skills early in life is vital to long-term success and happiness in any educational environment or professional field.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Elementary, Junior High School, High School
Days Available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $50.00 to $70.00
Sliding Scale: No.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 1-2 years
Students Tutored: 26-50 students
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Bachelors
School: The College of William & Mary
Teacher Certification: No