Greetings, future students! I would love to help you accomplish all your English-related goals! Whether you are aiming for a 500 or 750 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT, trying to improve your essay writing skills for a freshman English class or senior year AP Literature, hoping to overcome challenges or hoping to challenge yourself, I will meet you exactly where you are and do whatever I can to help you achieve more than you even imagined.
When you come to a tutoring session with me, you can expect a friendly, enthusiastic, nonjudgmental, easy-going tutor that is passionate about the English language but even more passionate about her students' success! Please contact me today if you need help in the following areas: *SAT Reading *SAT Writing *ACT Reading *ACT Writing *SAT II Literature *Essay Writing *AP English Language *AP English Literature *English classwork *College application process and admissions
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University of Southern California - BA, Narrative Studies
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 800
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to offer three important tools to my students as a teacher: 1.) Motivation - offering positive encouragement to my students, keeping the energy high, and believing in their abilities 2.) Clarification - offering my expertise to help students clear up any problems that are confusing or frustrating them 3.) Suggestion - offering new ideas, study techniques, and ways of looking at problems to expand the way the student can learn the material
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know the student: what are his/her likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, concerns, and goals? I would also invite the student to get to know me, so we can establish a positive rapport from the start! After that, we would take a look at any current concrete problems the student is working on, and then make a plan for the next session.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I help my students become independent learners by suggesting study techniques that are well-suited for their learning style, by assigning small but meaningful work for them to complete on their own before our next session, and by encouraging them to try their problems on their own first, with the knowledge that they can come to me for clarification and assistance during our sessions.