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Will tutors in Raleigh, NC

Will B.

Private tutor in Raleigh, NC

Education

N.C. State University: Economics (Graduated summa cum laude, 3.94 GPA, May 2013), Psychology (Ongoing)

Experience

I worked with student athletes at N.C. State for roughly a year, tutoring economics, Spanish, writing, statistics, and political science, among other topics. I have tutored middle school and high school students in math, science, reading, writing, and Spanish. I really enjoy tutoring. I find it rewarding to see these bright people overcoming academic challenges. When I see the wheels turning, so to speak, and the light bulb that inevitably goes on, the work is totally worth it! I have taken the LSAT and GRE, scoring in roughly the 85% percentile on both tests. I have worked in a number of different capacities with kids. I did private and group swim lessons for the YMCA for roughly 4 years. I am currently a Child Group Facilitator at InterAct of Wake County, a non-profit organization that provides safety and support to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Availability

Any day at any time

Can Meet

Up to 25 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

In tutoring, I have combined my passions for learning and teaching and it has been quite the rewarding experience. I really believe every student has the potential for growth in whatever they want to accomplish. Carol Dweck is a famous psychologist who studies what she calls the "growth mindset" and the "fixed mindset". When people adopt the growth mindset, they believe abilities are changeable. If they aren't good at something now, they believe they can become good at it with effort and discipline. When people adopt the fixed mindset, they believe they have their set abilities and they cannot do anything to improve upon that. They are either a math person or not. They are 'fixed' into helplessness, Dweck says. I believe 100% in developing the growth mindset in my students. I think the majority of kids hit a 'fixed mindset' in school and this is a major detriment to their potential not only as students, but as healthy-living individuals later in life. My primary goal for students is to build confidence in their abilities, and especially the belief that these abilities are mutable. Through positive reinforcement and patience, I provide a supportive environment for learning and academic development.

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