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Christina

study skills/verbal SAT & ACT

Being a good test taker and tutor has sort of always been “my
thing.” In high school I was a National Merit Scholar and received
a perfect score on my ACT. I was also a National AP Scholar, taking
(and passing) 12 tests in total, including all three sciences and
Calc BC. It was natural that during college I worked as a tutor and
TA for high schoolers trying to raise their scores on both the
standard SAT/ACT exam as well as SAT subject tests and AP tests.
Through this job I was able to help two students become National
Merit Finalists, and had the pleasure of seeing my students receive
perfect and near-perfect scores on SAT subject tests and AP tests.
I also worked as a math and engineering tutor/TA at my university
my freshman year through my senior year, helping students be
successful in this demanding coursework. Since graduation, I have
worked as a secondary STEM teacher for three years, teaching both
middle and high school students about math, science, and
engineering. My experience working as a virtual tutor, relying
primarily on remote communication to teach both curricular topics
and ACT/SAT/PSAT test prep to high school students has also
prepared me well for this role. The absence of physical proximity
can present a challenge to keep students engaged and motivated. I
had to develop new approaches to motivate the students I met with
online, such as checking in with them at additional times during
the week, giving small focused assessments in addition to summative
tests to build their confidence with the material, and providing
them with spontaneous positive feedback to maintain their
enthusiasm. This experience really improved my coaching and
communication skills.


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