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Hi, I'm Sam, and I'm here to back you up! I believe that success in any pursuit is a matter of motivation, practice, and guidance. I'll bring the guidance, you practice, and we can meet in the middle on motivation.

Hope to see you soon!

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Louisville - Bachelors, Humanities

GRE Verbal: 170

GRE Analytical Writing: 6

Reading, Chess, tooling around Albuquerque on my bike.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Getting really good at anything is a matter of practice, motivation, and guidance. You practice, I guide, and we can meet in the middle on motivation.

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

Learn about the student. Give the student an activity (e.g., a reading excerpt) that is part learning exercise, part evaluation, and work through it together. Assign homework based on the progress of the lesson.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

When a student feels that work is connected to success, then the work feels easy. My goal is to help the student see that connection.