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Princeton University
National Merit Scholar, Janet Neville Scholarship Prize, Daniel M. Caesar Award, Chosen for the Princeton Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium
I have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to studying that has served me well as a student and has enhanced the experiences of the students I have worked with. No matter the subject, I find ways to engage students in topics they may have previously found boring. Teaching the SAT over the summer to students who would have rather been anywhere else taught me this skill well. As a student, I use my time efficiently, keeping highly organized planners to make sure I respect all my commitments. This is a skill that is essential to success in every facet of life. I am a performer, and one of my favorite classroom activities is speaking in front of the class. This love, I believe, dovetails perfectly with my desire to be a tutor. I find joy in explaining material and helping people understand interesting concepts. This joy then transfers to my students. I respect the intellects of the students I work with. I have read several studies which demonstrate the Pygmalion Effect, and I actively apply this knowledge to my teaching style: students whom teachers believe are special, though actually chosen at random, show significantly improved test scores over those of their classmates. This study suggests to me that if I treat my students as though they are brilliant, showing them the respect, engagement and encouragement of one who believes they can excel, my students truly will excel.
Princeton University
National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Barnes Scholarship Finalist, Horatio Alger Scholar, Sally Sculler Scholarship Winner, Prom King, Sunshine State Scholar Runner up, Award of Excellence for my grade in Math and Spanish
I love to tutor because I do not like seeing knowledge go to waste. When I take a class, I recognize that not everything I learn in that class will be of use to me when I am no longer in that class or in the future when I am pursuing a professional career. To some, this extraneous information is an additional weight; fat to be trimmed from an already enormous set of expectations set forth by that class. However, I believe there is beauty in the details. What I may find boring, another person may be so intrigued by that they base their entire life around understanding it. In order to find your place in the world, you need to find a set of knowledge you are comfortable with learning and then eventually extending when you are older and can contribute to that body of knowledge. But you will never know what role you can play in the world unless you sift through all the pieces and do not take the opportunity to learn for granted. So, I tutor because I myself do not want to forget all the pieces of knowledge I have picked up throughout my life, and because I hope that through the proper lens I can give another person insight into something about themselves and what they are passionate about, that they would never had known, had they not taken the time to shift through all the pieces of knowledge they have had the opportunity to learn.
Princeton University
High School English Award, Leadership Award, Published Literature analysis essay in "Prized Papers 2013"
Hi there! My name is Sarah, and I'm a student at Princeton University studying the social and cultural history of France, the UK, and the United States. I've been tutoring for several years, both for much younger students as well as for high school students in their college application process. My favorite subjects to work with are English, writing, reading comprehension, History, public speaking, and developing college admission essays. Aside from school, I keep busy as a cadet in Princeton's ROTC program and one day will be an officer in the US Army. After the army, I'm planning on either attending law school or pursuing a high school teaching career. In the past I've worked as a summer camp counselor, lifeguard, and nanny. I love working with students of all ages and am excited to help yours unlock a passion for learning!
Princeton University
Valedictorian, Mathematics Student of the Year, Science Student of the Year, National School Choral Award, Forensics Student of the Year Award, National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Commended, Coca-Cola Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Boettcher Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Colorado All-State Choir Qualifier, Outstanding Junior Choir Student, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Speech & Debate State Tournament Finalist, Speech & Debate National Tournament Qualifier, Bel Canto Star Performer Award
I find tutoring intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding. It's a job that requires a decent amount of thinking; even if I have mastered a particular subject, teaching that subject to someone else often requires innovation on my part. The effort is especially worthwhile when I see a concept that hasn't made sense finally 'click' for one of my students. I share in their happiness, derived from a new sense of understanding. I feel comfortable tutoring all levels of Math, Physics, and topics in the Humanities such as Philosophy or English Literature. I am especially interested in and currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics at Princeton. I also adore singing, and this fills most of my extra time on campus. When not on campus, I love trekking, mountaineering, and alpine skiing. I'm an experienced explorer of the Rocky Mountains and received the Dale Summer Award from Princeton to trek in Nepal for eight weeks.
Princeton University
Salutatorian, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Spanish Exam Gold Medalist, 1st place winner of American Fine Arts Festival's International Concerto Competition, Alexander & Buono International String Competition, and the Massachusetts Music Teacher Association Bay State String Contest
I'm a Princeton undergraduate hailing from the suburbs of Boston. Before moving to the Boston area at the start of middle school, I lived in Seoul, South Korea for 10 years. I'm interested in tutoring because I believe that effective one-on-one teaching can make even the most difficult subjects accessible to all students. As a passionate musician, I began my teaching experience in music classrooms as a volunteer, working in Boston inner-city schools that had cut their arts programs; while I have since tutored in academic subjects, my musical volunteer experience has been critical in my development as a teacher, as I learned what it means to get to know a student personally and cater to their individual needs. I am most comfortable teaching writing and grammar in the context of standardized tests based on my prior experience in tutoring, but I also have a strong background in statistics and math.
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