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Liza

My philosophy is to provide students with a hans-on experience, for there is much value to students doing things themselves as opposed to being talked to all the time. As an English major at Columbia University, I hope to be able to use the critical thinking skills I have acquired along my personal journey to work with students and adapt to any learning environment and situation. I hope that someday, too, students will find learning fun and engaging, because attitude will make a great difference in any discipline in life, looking to the future.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Columbia University in the City of New York - Current Undergrad, English

SAT Composite: 2269

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

Reading, writing, running

AP French

British Literature

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Conversational Spanish

Fiction Writing

French 1

Latin 1

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Shakespeare

Spanish 1

World Literature

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

I would start out asking what the student's goals are while he/she is working with me. Then I would want to learn a little bit about the student and his/her study habits. Finally, I would start working with the subject material.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is to provide students with a hands-on experience, for there is much value to students doing things themselves as opposed to being talked to all the time. As an English major, I hope to be able to use the critical thinking skills I have acquired along my personal journey to work with students and adapt to any learning environment and situation. I hope that someday, too, students will find learning fun and engaging, because attitude will make a great difference in any discipline in life, looking to the future.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I like to guide the students through a specific type of problem or question; after the student feels more comfortable, I instruct the student to try it on their own at home.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Citing examples of success often helps the students to have a role model to look up to.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try to break down the concept into simple terms and compare it to a concept that he or she is already familiar with.