I love learning and I especially love the challenge of learning new things and pushing myself to be a better person. Coupled with my love of learning has always been a deep regard for teaching.
While a student at Hamilton College, I was selected by professor recommendation to work as a tutor at the Quantitative Literacy Center, a job I held for three years. At Hamilton I practiced the ability to listen to my tutee, and then to assist my tutee in breaking down complex logical problems into simpler, manageable parts. A teacher must first and foremost have mastery of the subject material. A tutor must both understand the subject material, and understand the manner in which students fail to comprehend that same material. I pride myself on my ability to listen and understand what aspect of a concept is difficult for a student, even when the student cannot clearly articulate her own problem.
In addition to my experience at Hamilton, I spent a summer teaching science to 4th and 5th graders with Exploration Summer Programs and a Summer teaching chemistry to 8th graders with Breakthrough Collaborative. In both of these programs I developed my own curriculum and planned all of the lessons. I learned how to explain concepts in an engaging and clear manner to a wide age range of students.
While my traditional experience focused on the sciences, I am an avid reader and musician and am fully capable of tutoring a wide variety of subjects. As of late, I have been reading a lot of "Johns": Irving, Steinbeck, and Green.
My other passion is music. I love singing and playing the guitar, cello, and piano.
Hamilton College - BA, Mathematics
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 700
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