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A great teacher must “go beyond the lesson,” so to speak, to ensure that his or her students have a reason to retain what they learn. Any literate person can read the information in a textbook, but it takes a special kind of person—-one with a passion for teaching and the desire to teach beyond the words on the page—-to have a truly positive effect on students. I have always tried to make my classes enjoyable for my students, and in turn, I have enjoyed these classes immensely.
I have been able to employ this ideal in a number of settings. I have been a full-time teacher for four years: I taught two levels of Latin at Parkway North High School, a public school in St. Louis County, Missouri; I have taught three levels of Latin (Introduction to Latin, Latin ½ A, and Latin I), as well as enrichment courses (for 6th grade math, 7th grade English Language Arts, and Algebra I) and an SAT Prep class (for 7th graders participating in the Duke TIP) at Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School, a new magnet school in Houston Independent School District; and I have taught Latin 1A (7th grade), Latin 1B (8th grade), and Computer Technology (a 12-week elective for 6th grade) while employed by Hill Country Middle School in Eanes Independent School District. In all these classes, with students (grades 6-12) at varying levels of proficiency, I have been able to apply my philosophy toward teaching, and in all these classes I have helped my students succeed; these students met and exceeded goals I had set for them and goals they had set for themselves-—some of my formerly struggling students even went on to become the first members of their family to earn a high school diploma. It is this philosophy that I would employ as a Varsity Tutor, thereby ensuring that students surpass all expectations and find success (however they may define it) in all that they do.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Washington University in St Louis - Bachelors, Classics

Graduate Degree:

 Washington University in St Louis - Masters, Teaching

SAT Composite: 2320

SAT Math: 780

SAT Verbal: 770

SAT Writing: 770

GRE Quantitative: 770

GRE Verbal: 670

AP Latin: 5

AP English Language: 4

AP US History: 4

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 760

AP Music Theory: 4

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 760

GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5

GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5

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AP Latin

College English

Foreign Language

GRE

High School English

Latin 1

Latin 3

Latin 4

Quantitative Reasoning

Spanish 1