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I'm a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. I'm there to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatric psychiatrist. I'm pre-med studying public health and psychology.

I've had a very intense and competitive academic experience from Saint Ignatius College Prep--a highly ranked and competitive high school in Chicago-- to Johns Hopkins--now ranked 10th in the nation. I've worked HARD to achieve what I've achieved, so I know all about the hard work and the hours it takes.

I've always been interested in being a mentor in any way possible. As a leader on the varsity basketball team and the vice president of the school orchestra, I always made it my mission to make the younger members feel comfortable and involved. I'm going into a pediatric field because I want to help young people create that strong base of confidence and optimism that I've learned to appreciate so much.

While to some extent (early high school level, I'm assuming), I can tutor for most subjects, I really enjoy tutoring for ACT, math, and science. I've already had my fair share of tutoring in ACT, so I think I do a good job at that. These were my favorite subjects in school, so that's why I like teaching them.

I'd say that my learning philosophy is that anyone can succeed with proper effort. The more time you put in: the greater your success will be. As a teacher, I hope to make the student feel confident in his/her studies. Confidence is the key to staying motivated, and motivation is the key to improvement.

Other than the serious stuff, I'm a big people person. I love to chat (after we're done learning :), of course), and I think meaningful bonds and relationships are some of the most important things in life.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Johns Hopkins University - Bachelors, Pre-Medicine, Public Health, Psychology

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 30

ACT Science: 32

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What is your teaching philosophy?

I think succeeding academically is almost entirely dependent on how much time you put into learning the material, and how much you REALLY want to succeed. Anyone can exceed their own expectations and achieve success if they put the time in.

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

Day one, we find the student's weakness. We establish the fact that he/she can overcome that weakness, and we create a plan of attack.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Learning is an experience independent to the learner. I know that based on my experiences over the years. I think sharing my own keys to success and my own experiences overcoming challenges would really help!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Short term goals are so important. Seeing small successes is the most important thing for staying motivated.

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

Presenting skills/concepts in many different ways is important because people respond to different methods differently. After presenting the material in as many ways I can, I'd point the student in the direction of online and text sources that may help. Never giving up is the most important, though, so I'd definitely make sure the student remained motivated through the struggle.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I'm a people person, and I love to have fun, so mixing in fun with learning has always been important to me while teaching. Also, in my opinion, achieving goals is fun. Creating attainable goals (and maybe factoring in rewards) can bring a lot of fun to learning.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement. Any negativity when learning NEVER works. Getting the basics down solid is a huge confidence builder. Building and learning off of that only makes you more confident.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I like to see several completed tests/assignments to assess main issues. I think problem solving questions of this sort is a good indicator of need. I would also like to talk to the student about what he/she thinks he/she struggles in.