- Levels Taught:
- Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
The best tutors are people who love both the subjects they tutor and the feeling of helping someone succeed. I have always loved math and science, and part of my tutoring process is helping others to appreciate these topics as well. With words of encouragement and a non-judgmental attitude, I guide students toward a deeper understanding and better problem-solving strategies.
I prepare in advance for every lesson, regardless of the topic, to ensure that I am refreshed on the subject and to develop any materials I might use during the session (equation sheets, worksheets, etc.). I develop practice problems during math and science sessions to directly address to areas of weakness, creating a flexible, personalized lesson plan. When starting any problem, I ask a student what he or she already knows about the topic. With a little prodding, the student is usually surprised at how much knowledge he or she already has, and can at least start the problem. In this way, the student becomes more confident and is better able to tackle tough assignments in the classroom when they don’t have a tutor by their side.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Hello! I have been tutoring for nine years, and I have a Master's degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. I love teaching, and I make sure to incorporate real-life examples into my math and science problems to help people develop an appreciation of the subjects. When tutoring French, I add elements of culture that I have learned from my multiple trips to France (including an entire summer in Paris!) to make the language come alive. Book a lesson with me and see how I can help you achieve today!
Crochet lessons: I have been crocheting for 14 years, and I love to get creative with it! I make stuffed animals, blankets, and articles of clothing both from patterns and from my own imagination. Whether you've never held a crochet hook before or just want to learn some new skills to add to your repertoire, I would love to help you pursue crochet as a hobby (or even a business!).
I am a private tutor for all subjects and levels. I provide subject-specific tutoring as well as general homework help.
I assisted in running introductory astronomy courses, leading discussion sections, providing extra help, and giving feedback on the course to the professors.
I started a free, volunteer-based tutoring program for introductory astronomy for majors.
I was a teaching assistant for various introductory astronomy courses, where I ran discussion sections, provided extra help, and created activities.
I provided group tutoring for college students at a walk-in math tutoring center.
In this course, I learned and practiced science communication techniques for a variety of audiences.
Allison is VERY sweet, patient and thorough! I really enjoyed working with her. I learned SO much in just one hour!! I was hesitant about taking the lessons as I've tried lessons at my local Michael's store but didn't get much out of it. One on one with Allison was the right decision. If you are just thinking about it - DO IT!!! You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson with Allison :)+ Read More
Interactive science sessions with Allison are enjoyed by my daughter who is 10 years old, she wants me to increase the frequency of sessions with her.