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Meet GoPeer’s tutor of the week, Joseph from George Washington University! Learn about Joseph’s teach and college experience here.

Meet Joseph from George Washington University. Joseph is GoPeer’s tutor of the week! GoPeer pairs qualified college students with K-12 students for 1-to-1 virtual tutoring lessons.
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Joseph is a tutor at GoPeer. He is currently pursuing a major in Journalism and Mass Communications and minoring in Photography at George Washington University.

When did you know you wanted to study Communications?

I have always been enticed by writing and public speaking, I enjoy putting ideas forth in creative ways while still pushing to inform mass audiences. After founding the first elementary speech and debate program and competing in a speech I realized I loved the gift of public speaking and wanted to study it further.

What is your favorite thing about George Washington University?

The location of George Washington Univerity is my favorite asset GW has to offer; In the epicenter of D.C., we are just a few blocks away from…


It’s no secret that this past school year was difficult for many students. There were many challenges and obstacles students had to face, and as a result, some students may have fallen behind on their learning.

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For many students, learning from home caused them to miss out on important aspects of school, such as connecting with other students or receiving 1:1 help when needed. Although the new school year is just around the corner, there are many ways to prepare for this upcoming school year and get students back on track.

How to Start the School Year Strong

Here are some tips that can help students succeed…


For many students, the SAT is a necessary step in the college application process. Many colleges require students to submit scores from the ACT or SATs as part of the admissions process. One of the main challenges students face with the SAT is figuring out how to best prepare and study for the SAT.

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Many students will use different strategies and have different focuses when it comes to preparing for the SAT and there is no one size fits all approach to studying for the SAT. …


Read an essay on the film techniques used in Night and Fog (1965 film) by French director Alain Resnais, written by a GoPeer tutor.

Night and Fog, a short documentary by Alain Resnais, examines the horrors of one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind, the Holocaust. The film reflects on the event in chronological order, and uses only the minimal details required to make an impact on the viewer. Although made only ten years after WWII and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, the film is timeless due to the way in which it contrasts the past…


Meet one of our amazing tutors, Lauren! Lauren is a student at the Princeton University. Learn about her story and experience here.

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Lauren S. is an instructor at GoPeer. She is currently pursuing a major in Politics at Princeton University.

When did you know you wanted to study Politics?

I knew I wanted to study politics around my sophomore year in high school. I was very involved with my school’s model United Nations team, and thought I wanted to pursue a career related to international relations. However, the 2016 presidential election occurred during my senior year of high school and it really opened my eyes to domestic politics. I became really interested in learning about American political institutions and ultimately studied political theory with an emphasis on…


Meet one of our amazing tutors, Bill! Bill is a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Learn about his story and experience here.

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Bill is an instructor at GoPeer. He is currently pursuing a major in Computer Science at MIT.

When did you know you wanted to study Computer Science?

In my Junior year of high school, I came across a website called projecteuler.net, which is basically a large list of math problems that can be solved by small computer programs. After learning Python on my own, I was able to materialize my thoughts into a program in order to solve some of these difficult problems. …


It’s normal to forget what we all learned about grammar in English 101. Refresh your memory on the eight parts of speech and the foundation of English grammar here.

Over time, it’s common to forget what we all learned about grammar in English 101 or our 9th-grade English class, and as the world becomes more digital, we find ourselves relying on spell check, grammar check, or apps like Grammarly, to ensure that what we’re writing is grammatically correct. While these technological advancements are incredible and at times, lifesavers, it’s important to refresh ourselves on the basics of grammar.

The Eight Parts of Speech

There are…


View Siqi’s GoPeer Tutoring Profile to learn more about her qualifications & teaching experience.

Siqi is an instructor at GoPeer. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Mathematics (March 2021) and she is joining UC Berkeley for her Ph.D. study in Mathematics Education (starting in August 2021). Her advisor is professor Alan H. Schoenfeld, a huge guy in the field!‍

When did you know you wanted to study Math?

I decided to major in math after my first semester at college. I really like the intellectual challenges when I am exploring and reinventing math for myself. The sense of satisfaction and accomplishment after some hard work is what drives me to persist in mathematical challenges throughout the years.

What is your favorite thing about UCLA?

Opportunities are great! I am thankful for being able to join the Directed Reading Program and having one-on-one mentorship from a fourth-year Math Ph.D. student at UCLA. The experience of independently reading dense works (on Algebraic Number theory, which is a Master’s-level course), of discussing interwoven ideas with my graduate mentor…


Everyone struggles with finding motivation, but there are a few things you can do that can help! Learn about how to find motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and more here.

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Having and maintaining motivation is something that everyone struggles with. One day, you’re inspired to do something and excited to get started, then the next day, not so much. Motivating yourself is hard. There is no simple pill or supplement you can take to increase your motivation, nor is there a simple “one-size fits all’’ method you can use when it comes to finding it. …


Meet Katina! Katina is a GoPeer instructor and a student at Harvard! Learn about her teaching experience and life at Harvard here.

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Katina is an instructor at GoPeer. She is currently pursuing a major in Economics at Harvard University.‍

When did you know you wanted to study Economics?

Freshman year! I took an introductory economics class and loved the class. It was interesting, engaging, and challenging.

What is your favorite thing about Harvard University?

My favorite thing about Harvard is the resources and the abundance of clubs that are fitted for every type of interest. The groups don’t require any prior knowledge.

Why do you think teaching online is beneficial?

Online teaching is beneficial with GoPeer’s technology. …

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