I am a registered nurse and a recent graduate of Emory University's School of Nursing. One of the most important lessons I took away from my nursing program is that nurses are teachers who empower patients to care for themselves. I pursued nursing for the same reason I love tutoring – my desire to connect to different types of people, help them work through challenges, and promote understanding.
My passion for tutoring began in high school when I joined a peer- mentoring program. I tutored math ranging from special education-level algebra to calculus, and I experienced the gratification of helping students to improve their understanding, confidence, and grades. During my four years in college, I taught 2nd – 7th graders at a Sunday School. This experience taught me how to plan creative and engaging activities tailored to different personalities and age groups, and I had a lot of fun doing it! During my volunteer work and internship at the Emory Autism Center, I designed and facilitated activities according to the strengths, challenges, and interests of the unique individuals in the group. Finally, in my nursing school, I often met with peers and study groups to explain difficult concepts and reinforce my own learning. I have reviewed over 3,000 NCLEX-style questions and look forward to sharing my question-taking strategies and discussing rationales with students!
Through my own journey as a student, I have developed a love of learning and the learning process, as well as an appreciation for hard work. I graduated high school as a valedictorian, achieved a 2300 SAT score, earned a full-ride scholarship to Emory University, and graduated my nursing program with a 3.9 GPA.
I know how to help students identify their questions, break down challenging concepts into simpler ideas, develop critical thinking skills, and ultimately achieve results. I am honored to be a part of the varsity tutors platform, and l look forward to connecting with more students!
Emory University - Bachelors, Nursing
ACT Math: 33
SAT Composite: 2300
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in allowing students to direct the learning process. It is my duty as a tutor to be attentive to different learning styles, paces, and strengths. Each student requires a slightly different approach, so flexibility is key. When it comes to the learning process, enthusiasm, sensitivity, and fun are just as important as knowledge and teaching skills. Students achieve results when they are empowered and encouraged. I am passionate about being an additional source of information, clarification, and motivation for my students.