Tutor profile: Annie R.
Think you can't write?
No worries! I got you. Being able to write is such an important skill both for while in school as well as while in the workforce. No matter what major you are interested in pursuing, writing will be required. I had never been much of a writer until eighth grade (surprisingly). My teacher was exquisitely hard and refused to accept less than perfect work. Through all the tears and disappointment, my teacher taught me both how to write as well as how to take criticism and turn it into a positive change in my writing. Since then, I have received multiple awards for my written works, including coming in second place in a county wide writing contest. Additionally, I believe my personal essay was the reason I was deferred from Harvard. My extracurriculars were not that impressive, nor my SAT scores, and my transcript wasn't made up of only A+s. Writing can easily make or break a situation. It can be quite difficult to learn how to write, as I know from experience, but it can be done. I will show you how to choose words that precisely express what you are thinking or feeling. Give me your bullet points and we will create a magnificent essay or paper. Give me your work, and I will critic you so as to make a more fluid and precise essay worthy of a one hundred. Think you can't write. Let me show you how.
How can mastering calculus improve my chances of getting into college as well as succeeding while in college?
Calculus, whether you like it or not, is quite important to understand. From my personal experience, I have found that calculus is the basis for many upper level math class in college as well as upper level physics and chemistry classes. It is quite difficult to find a university level physics class that is algebra based as opposed to calculus based. Nevertheless, if you don't see yourself entering into a degree in the math and sciences, it is still a good idea to spend the time to master calculus. Doing well in both the class as well as the AP exam is highly regarded by college acceptance boards. Although calculus is not always required to get into a particular college, having taken the class will give you a leg up on some of your applicant competitors.
Why am I qualified to tutor in Advanced French?
As an entering freshman into VCU, I placed into a 300 level of french which is equivalent to classes taken in your junior year as a French major. Additionally, I have been studying french since the fourth grade and at a high school level for five. This past year, I studied abroad and stayed with a family who I still speak with on a regular basis. Having spent time in France, especially in an area where many didn't speak english, helped me to greatly improve my french vocabulary as well as particular phrases I would more than likely not have learned sitting in a classroom. I am going to be receiving my bachelors in French and may possibly go on to get a PhD so that I may become a college professor.
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