Erin Watkins

Erin W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details

Physics

Levels Taught:
Middle School, High School, College
As a student, I studied physics and chemistry in high school, and earned a 5's on all four of my AP exams for math and science.
In college, I continued in the Physics Department at USC and completed calculus-based physics coursework in: particle mechanics & dynamics, electricity & magnetism, thermodynamics (oh boy!), and statics. This was in tandem with corresponding coursework in General and Organic Chemistry, Geochemistry, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations and Statistics

I have nearly 10 years experience tutoring math, physics and chemistry, for students both in high school and university courses. Whether you just want to get through your course with a "good" grade or you want to create a *solid* foundation for continued education in engineering/sciences, I can help you to achieve your goals!
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About

Erin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 12 to 22 and males 14 to 22

Teaching since:
September 2004

I carry an enthusiasm for knowledge and "nerdy" subjects like mathematics and science! I believe in the power of positive reinforcement and aim to foster not only knowledge, but also confidence. Lessons are individualized for the student and their goal grade/test score. I am passionate about education and the development of growing minds, and it shows in my sessions.

My assistance doesn't stop just because the lesson is over. I make myself available to students (via email) for as-needed homework and study-related questions.

I have nearly 10 years experience working as an educator.
I am honored to work with students throughout the year, for long-term results, but am also happy to assist with short-term needs such as midterm/final exam preparation.

Also available for:
College admissions consulting -- Let me help your family navigate this complex process. I can assist with choosing programs and schools, tailoring applications to each recipient school, and generally putting together the strongest possible application packet.

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Experience

Private Tutor
Sep 2010 - Present
Independent

Private online and in-home tutor for students in secondary school, college, and university. Specializing in math (through calculus, multivariable calculus, linear Algebra and differential equations), ACT and SAT prep, physics, and chemistry instruction. Individualized lesson plans and goal-setting based upon desired course grade or test score.

Achievements:
-Helped two SAT students to increase their score by 270 points and 310 points, respectively.
-Helped an ACT student increase her composite score by 5 points, giving her a competitive edge in her college admissions process. She was later granted admission to 3 out of 4 of her top choice colleges.

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Private Tutor
Jun 2009 - Jul 2010
TutorFind

Private in-home tutor. I was contracted to provide individualized math, physics, chemistry, ACT, and SAT lessons.

Key Achievement:
-Helped a struggling physics student bring her grade from an F to a B+, enabling her to meet the requirements for her full-ride athletic scholarship to her first-choice NCAA D1 university.

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Math/SAT Teacher
Mar 2008 - Oct 2009
Sylvan Learning Centers

-Lead Instructor for "Upper Level" math students in Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus
-After 3 months, I was promoted to teach SAT prep courses for classes of 10-15 students; Helped prepare students for the Math and Verbal sections of the SAT exam

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Classroom Facilitator
Sep 2004 - May 2005
USC Med-COR

As a student employee of a USC-funded philanthropy program, I taught classes of 15-20 students chemistry and math for 8 hours every Saturday. Our focus was helping gifted students in the inner-city public school system by supplementing their education, ultimately assisting their journey to higher education after high school.

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Education

Graduate Studies - Civil Engineering
Aug 2018 - Present
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
B.S. Physical Sciences
Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
University of Southern California

Languages

Latin - Classical Latin
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

American Tutoring Association
Mar 2018
National Certification (July 2009 - Present)

ATA Tutor Certification Screening consists of the following checkpoints:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university

Reference verification

Three Tier Criminal Background Check:
Three-tier criminal background check, including Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Registry, and Social Security Verification.

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Affiliations

National Tutoring Association
Jan 2015

The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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American Tutoring Association
Jul 2009

The ATA was founded in 2001 and has since certified over 6,000 tutors. In addition to creating standards for the industry, the ATA also provides a host of support services to professional tutors.

American Classical League
Aug 2001

The American Classical League was founded in 1919 for the purpose of fostering the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome.

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11 Reviews

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Carmen reedscott Nov 1, 2018
Pre Calculus · Online

Erin was very caring, articulate, thorough and responsive. She tested my daughter's knowledge by assigning her problems to do prior to their sessions. As a result, she was able to get 100% on all of her home/class work.

Dana Oct 5, 2018
Math · Online

Erin is a great instructor and took the time to understand our requirements.

Olesia Jan 25, 2017
Algebra 2 · Online

Great instructor!!! Looking forward to take more classes for my daughter. I will definitely recommend her to anyone.

Angie R. Jun 25, 2016
ACT Test Prep · Online

We are very satisfied with Erin's services - our daughter improved her ACT score by 4 points with Erin's tutoring assistance! Erin knew how to use technology to make the online tutoring sessions as effective as though they were in person. Not only is she smart in the subject matter, she is also very personable. I would highly recommend Erin!

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Sam Dotson Mar 2, 2016
Pre Calculus · Online

Great Instructor. Went over problems very clearly and was easy to follow along.

Dallas C. Feb 27, 2016
Calculus · In studio

Super helpful and patient! Very accommodating and productive lesson

Paige M. Jan 22, 2016
ACT · Online

Terrific and patient. My daughter is actually enjoying her tutoring!

Jessica B. Dec 1, 2015
Algebra 2 · Online

Amazing teacher and very kind. Best tutoring experience by far. Highly recommend!

Alexandra C. Aug 20, 2015
ACT · Online

Erin is an excellent tutor.

Alexandra C. Aug 20, 2015
ACT · Online

Erin is an excellent tutor.

Rochelle Aug 4, 2015
Math · In home

We absolutely loved Erin. What a sweetheart! She was recommended to us by friends and we were so happy to have her work with our son, Joey. Erin helped him with his Calculus work and preparing for the ACT his senior year of high school. Joey's scores improved (ACT score went up 5 points) and there was a definite positive change in his self-confidence and attitude. Erin was dependable and went out of her way to be thorough in keeping my husband and I informed during the process. We've had quite a few tutors over the years, and sometimes it's hard to find a good one, so we were really glad we found Erin!

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