Back in 2011, my junior year of high school, my aunt went back to college only to find she had to take a class she had always hated: Algebra. I said I could help her out, math being a subject I love, and began tutoring her weekly. Helping someone go from feeling "I can't, and I hate it" to "I can, and this isn't so hard" was wonderful. I've been hooked since.
In my 6 years tutoring I've taught people at every age level learning just about anything: I helped a 5 year old write for the first time in a letter to his older sister, brought my high school neighbor's geometry grade from a C to an A, and have helped seniors just getting into the world of technology all in addition to my professional experience. After all of this my beliefs about learning have remained the same:
Anyone can learn anything. Learning doesn't have to be hard.
My job as a tutor is to make knowledge accessible, and my approach reflects that. I am always willing to find new ways to relate concepts, break things down further, and am patient. But it's not just my patience they need, it's also patience they give themselves. So throughout lessons I positively reinforce both attempts and right answers.
Michigan State University - Bachelors, Psychology
ACT Composite: 29
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Study Skills and Organization