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Rebecca Thompson graduated with her BA in December 2012, MA in May 2014, and PhD in May 2018. Rebecca has previously worked for College Tutoring Services in Fredonia, NY and served as a teacher for the University of Texas at Dallas from 2015 to 2016. She has tutored in the past in the subject areas of French and beginning Russian. As an undergraduate, she was a teaching assistant to an intermediate French course, and as a graduate student, she taught writing and composition to multiple classrooms of up to 30 students each. With these experiences, as well as her research specialties, Rebecca is qualified to tutor English or literature courses, French, history or social studies, and any writing or composition course. Her goal is to relate coursework to her students' interests and to make sessions productive and helpful. She is reliable, has a sense of humor, is strongly disciplined and a self-starter.
Sahar is a graduate student at George Mason University working on her M.S. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in learning, cognition, and motivation. She graduated with her B.S. in Psychology and Biology from Mason in 2016, and is currently a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. Teaching is a passion for Sahar, and because of it she has been tutoring for almost a decade. She has tutored individuals of all ages k-12, including individuals with learning disabilities, in various subjects ranging from Pre-Calculus, Physics, English, to Biology. Sahar’s philosophy is that all students have the potential to succeed in academia, and that sometimes the traditional teaching route may not work for everyone.
Crystal Courtner graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2013 with a B.A. in Biology and Psychology. Crystal's college coursework includes classes in biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, psychology, Spanish, and Calculus I and II. Crystal served with Americorps VISTA Mentor Program working with middle and high school students, including ESL students, developing and improving essential technology and learning skills. Her experience includes tutoring elementary students in math, social studies, reading, and writing, as well as middle and high school students in math, science, and English.
Fatme is pursuing a B.A in Integrative studies at GMU with a concentration in Elementary Education. She has over eight (8) years of tutoring experience as of 2019. She has been a volunteer for the ASPIRE program since 2014 providing tutoring 1-2 times a week. She has helped elementary children with reading comprehension, developing writing skills, and developing the fundamental math skills. Her tutoring strategy includes the following; 1) explaining the lesson the teacher taught, 2) reinforcing the lesson by doing the homework that was assigned, 3) making study guides apart from what the teacher created, with more difficult and deep thinking involved to make sure the student actually understood the lesson, and 4) reviewing lessons before the actual test. She has also worked with National Honor Society as well as for Math Honor Society through her high school since 2013. She is able to tutor 1st - 12th grades.
Mada is a 4th year student at George Mason University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in community health with a concentration in clinical science. She started her college career tutoring for FCPS - Fairfax county public schools for both middle and high schools. She has taken extensive science courses that have helped her form better studying habits that she has shared with students, so that the tutoring isn’t limited to the time spent in the class. Even though her expertise lies more in science, she would help students with any subject that needed more attention. During which she learned that part of being a good tutor is having knowledge of a wide range of subjects. With the experience of both, different subjects and age groups, she has come adapt to many learning methods. She always acknowledging that every student learns in their own ways and as a tutor she facilitates that process with experiences she has had.
Benjamin Tieu is a Physics undergraduate student at GMU. Benjamin has successfully tutored varying levels of math to over 150 students at WT Woodson’s Math Center. He has worked with six (6) different Magellan Tutoring families in 2018-2019 and continues to provide excellent help for students struggling in basic arithmetic to advanced Calculus.
Nic is a 4th year undergraduate at the UMD, College Park studying Materials Science and Engineering. He tutored at Harford Community College prior to joining Magellan; working with individuals, groups, and students with learning disabilities. As a student that actively seeks help and meets with teachers, he feels it is important to aid others much like the individuals that have assisted him. He works well with kids, teens, and adults alike on a wide range of STEM classes. Nic has worked with 5+ families in Montgomery County, MD with Magellan Tutoring and has had excellent reviews from those families.
Daniel graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 2013 after 4 years serving as the Vice President of his class. He worked privately for a Naval family where he cared for and tutored a 12 year old and 14 year old. He graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2016 Cum Laude, with one Associate’s Degree in Social Science and another in General Studies. He is currently a Senior at George Mason University and is a part of the Film and Video Studies program while also pursuing a Minor in business. He also has a passion for cooking and works for one of the top 100 restaurants of DC as a chef. As a writer and student, he continues to be inspired by everything and everyone around him.
Justin Prasai is an Aerospace Engineering graduate from the University of Maryland-College Park. During his senior year of high school, he was enrolled in a freshman Algebra 1 class as a student ambassador to mentor and assist the students with overall course material and assignments, and also to be a role model and provide tips on having a successful high school career. Similarly, he has logged in many hours tutoring students of various grades in the subject of Math, English, and Science as part of his school’s honor society; although he is flexible tutoring any subject, Math is his top preference (any math up till Calculus II). He currently holds a position at DOT's FAA.
Tommy Le graduated Cum Laude from George Mason University with a B.S. in Biology in May 2017. He is planning to take a gap-year with an interest to go back to George Mason University for his postgraduate education. His love for Biology and Science, in general, is that it is always evolving and there are always new things to learn. With knowledge in Biology-related courses such as Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, and Biodiversity, Tommy can effectively provide fellow students valuable techniques and approach to their science homework and/or exams. He has tutored elementary, high school, and even college students from a variety of topics such as Math, Spanish, and Biology. With additional experience in retail and restaurant business, Tommy combines his tutoring experience with his customer service skills to communicate effectively to the students and their family and provide them with the necessary tools and confidence to tackle any academic obstacles. He is excited to be working as a Magellan Tutor and is happy to help fellow students in the Northern Virginia area!
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