"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going" - Rita Mae Brown, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual
I believe that above all else, language is the key to understanding our vast and ever-changing world. If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to speak every one of our planet's languages.
I am a student at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, majoring in French and minoring in English. Upon completing my bachelors degree, I intend to pursue a masters degree in French-English translation. I have a passion for languages and the crucial role they play in our world, and I am endlessly looking for more opportunities to learn. I am inspired to tutor because I value education as one of the greatest opportunities a person can be given, and I love seeing the ideas and ambitions of language students. My favorite subject to tutor is French, as the language is incredibly dear to my heart. The French language has so much history and rich culture, and it is easy to be inspired by its beauty. In my spare hours I enjoy immersing myself in the worlds of literature, exploring the real world around me, and creating art, food, and poetry.
North Central College - Current Undergrad, French major, English minor
ACT English: 34
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
6th Grade Reading
6th Grade Writing
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
HSPT Language Skills Prep
HSPT Reading Prep
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that at the core of learning, there must be a passion, or at least a tiny spark that promises the possibility of a passion. In teaching, I attempt to find that spark within a student and transform it into a passion, using my own love for the subject as a springboard.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would converse with them about what it is that inspires them, and tell them what inspires me. From there, once I know where the core of their motivations lie, I would begin our tutoring session, keeping both their practical educational needs and their personal goals in mind.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would ask them to remember the excitement they originally had when they began the subject. I would then ask them to think about why the subject is important to them. From there, I would continue helping them to learn the material, only this time finding ways to relate it to their own life. I find that for myself and many others, reminding yourself of the motivation you had at the start of your learning process can reignite the desire to succeed.