I am a senior at the University of Tulsa, graduating in May with a double major in English and Philosophy. I believe every student learns differently, and I am committed to identifying and meeting whichever needs a student has that are not being met in the classroom. Since I earned my full academic Presidential Scholarship on the basic of general academic success and my SAT scores, I am well equipped to assist with college admission and preparation. I am an expert in any area relating to English, including essay writing, reading comprehension, and AP level analysis. I am a published creative writer. I also have a strong background in science and math, and I especially enjoy Biology and Geometry. As a former competitive programmer, I can teach logic and Computer Science. I maintain my fluency in Spanish by watching Spanish soap operas and cartoons.
University of Tulsa - Current Undergrad, Philosophy and English
SAT Composite: 2280
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
Study Skills and Organization
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I understand that it's hard to keep doing your best day in and day out. My family used to remind me that school was a marathon, not a sprint. So when a student feels tired because of what's going on at a particular time, I remind them to step back and look at the big picture. It's okay to feel worn out and pressured. Once that bad day or bad week is over, there will be time for a break, and a time when rewards for what you've done will be delivered. Your end goal is absolutely worth it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I relate the material to the student's interests, and I frame questions and problems in those interests' light. Additionally, many skills I learned in school which I didn't care about at the time have since proved useful to me in unexpected ways, and I am happy to share these stories with students.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I prioritize any materials a student has selected and brought to me. I supplement these with practice problems from the tutoring platform and my own knowledge depending on the student's needs. A group classroom setting does not always give individual students all the tools they need to succeed, and I am committed to making up the difference.