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Justine

I am a recent Harvard College grad and current USC Law student looking to inspire and empower through my tutoring practice. Before college, I participated in gifted student programs throughout my primary education, culminating in receiving High Honors on the French Baccalaureate exam. As someone who has earned the grades and been through the college and grad school application processes, I know what skills, tips, and tricks it takes to succeed academically and professionally.

You can expect me to be reliable, accommodating, and challenging in our tutoring sessions. I make it my personal mission to customize each lesson to my students' interests and areas of focus. I enjoy helping my students improve their weaknesses, and I always celebrate their strengths and achievements.

In my spare time, I like to play and coach indoor volleyball, go to live concerts, and try out all of the wonderful restaurants Los Angeles has to offer. I love to travel, and go back to visit my family in Paris about once a year. As a lifelong student of culture and anthropology, I am always looking to expand my horizons and discover new things in my city and beyond.

I look forward to hearing from and meeting you soon! À bientôt!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Harvard University - Bachelors, Social Anthropology

Graduate Degree:

 University of Southern California - Current Grad Student, J.D. (Law)

SAT Verbal: 700

SAT Writing: 800

LSAT: 164

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 730

SAT Subject Test in French: 800

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10th Grade

10th Grade Reading

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Adult Literacy

African-American History

AP French

Ceramics

Civil Procedure

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP College Composition

CLEP French

CLEP Introduction to Business Law

College English

Constitutional Law

Contract Law

Conversational French

Creative Writing

Criminal Law

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Writing

Evidence

Expository Writing

Family Law

French 1

High School

High School English

High School Writing

Homeschool

Honors

HSPT Language Skills Prep

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

HSPT Verbal Prep

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature SL

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

Legal Research

Legal Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

Social Sciences

Summer

Tort Law

Vocabulary

World Literature

What is your teaching philosophy?

I seek to empower my students by offering an individually-tailored approach. I believe every student can grow and improve, and I am excited to be a part of that process.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Beyond performing an initial assessment of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I would ask the student about specific goals and motivations. I would learn about their learning styles and preferences, while also sharing ready-to-implement tips and tricks for studying and test-taking. I want my students to know that I am invested in their success from the first day onwards.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The first step to becoming an independent learner is gaining the necessary confidence. I would give my students the right tools to feel confident, help them become more comfortable with the subject matter in our sessions, and encourage them to test their independence in a safe and positive environment.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I believe there is excitement in all subjects; it just takes some time and comprehensive discovery to find it. I would work with my students to create an approach to their subject that engages them. This might include the incorporation of the student's hobbies or interests into the subject.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Some techniques include: providing consistent and dynamic practice, asking follow-up questions, revisiting the material later in the session, and introducing practice problems for the student to apply the material.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I might use a combination of the student's materials, practice tests, and my personal collection of materials in a session. I also create new materials with the students in tutoring sessions. Bullet-point lists, flashcards, and reference diagrams are all tools that I've found to be really helpful. Plus, because the student helped create them, they often feel more connected to and invested in the material.