I view tutoring as an opportunity to share my passion for languages, literature, and the law with my students. Using a student-centered approach, I aim to meet students where they are, develop a clear plan for their progress, and ensure they meet their goals. I use a variety of instructional techniques to engage with students of all different learning styles. While holding students accountable to their personally tailored goals, I also try to make learning enjoyable by exciting the intellectual curiosity of my students.
In terms of my language qualifications, I have received extensive training in language teaching techniques for both French and English as a Second Language. I was a French literature major who graduated cum laude and received highest honors for my senior thesis. I have spent hundreds of hours teaching English and French in classroom settings, and I bring all this experience to bear in my one-on-one tutoring sessions. I am prepared to help students of all levels improve their French and/or English language skills, from the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, to advanced grammar, composition, and cultural fluency.
As for test preparation, I draw on my personal success on the SAT (perfect verbal score of 800) and the LSAT (167/180, 94th percentile nationally) to provide insight on test-taking strategies and knowledge of specific content areas. I recognize the inherent stress involved in taking standardized tests under timed conditions, but I strive to empower my students to do their best on test day through diligent preparation beforehand, and by breaking down the seemingly overwhelming task into more manageable parts. It's a marathon, not a sprint!
Kenyon College - Bachelors, French Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Masters, J.D. (law)
SAT Verbal: 800
AP US History
CLEP English Literature
College Level American History
College World History
GRE Subject Test in Literature in English
GRE Subject Tests
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Latin America History
SAT Subject Test in French
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
The Modern World