Tutor profile: Fran L.
Harvard master's degree, Tutoring for 8 years
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My master's degree program in Urban Planning at Harvard University required me to communicate extensively with myriad subject matter experts and laymen. I translated ideas between groups to help everyone reach consensus in the pursuit of common goals. I channel my skills in learning and communication into teaching people of all ages.
I tutor students from kindergarten through adulthood, tailoring my approach to each person's needs and level of understanding. I make lessons more interesting by relating them to my students' lives and interests. My goal is to empower students with knowledge AND confidence in their own capabilities.
2009 - 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
2005 - 2009
The Princeton Review, ACT Instructor
2019 - Present
I prepare high school students for their ACT exams using Princeton Review's renowned curriculum. It's rewarding to help students reach that "aha" moment of understanding when they struggle with difficult concepts!
Me Education, Editor, Proofreader
2015 - Present
Work remotely with Chinese students to structure, edit, and proofread their résumés, school application essays, and cover letters for English-speaking institutions around the world.
(Independent/Freelance), Website & Graphic Design
2012 - Present
Determine project scope and objectives, employing a holistic strategy that encompasses each client’s needs, concept, and style. Services include content management system selection, graphic design, responsive web design, and social media. Respect client autonomy by granting them full access to all website & design system, enabling clients to work with any designer they choose for future modifications.
TransCore, Technical Editor
2018 - 2019
Edited and formatted technical documents for a global transportation systems company. Communicated extensively with subject matter experts and ensured that technical concepts were reframed in more understandable language.
Holistic Genomics, Content Manager
2015 - 2016
Created and scheduled blog and social media content for biotech startup. Blog topics required extensive research across industries including biology, technology, agriculture, and sociology. (Company closed in 2016.)
Apple Store, Mobile Device Technician
2014 - 2015
Instructed customers in the use of Apple mobile devices (including iPad and iPhone). Also provided troubleshooting support. Managed challenging customer interactions with multiple strategies to lighten and defuse the situation. Translated complex industry and technical terminology into business and laymen’s terms for assorted audiences. Resolved customer issues in a time-constrained environment.
(Independent/Freelance), Writing & Research Consultant
2012 - 2015
Assisted professionals with research and writing projects ranging from grant creation to book development.
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