Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate individual phonemes, or sounds. When combined with graphemes (letters) we are able to read aloud and our audience understands what we are saying. This is an important skill because it gives readers a way to approach sounding out and pronouncing new words.
I’m a sophomore Economics major at Barnard College. I previously attended Montclair High School and have been tutoring for six years. I have done private tutoring as well as Barnard Peer-to-Peer tutoring. I am organized and creative, so I can consistently think of new ways to explain the material. I also am approachable and encouraging, so students will feel comfortable interacting with me. I begin my tutoring sessions gathering the problems the student had the greatest difficulty with and after reviewing these I create practice exams from a mix of their past problem sets, problems I find online, and problems I make up to target specific areas the student is struggling with.