Hello, I am a recent graduate of the University of Washington where I received my Bachelor's degree in English. I graduated on the Dean's List and received a scholarship to fund an Undergraduate Research paper on American Literature. During my studies I volunteered at a Seattle School in ESL classrooms. There I worked with groups of students and individuals on a variety of subjects including english, math, and social studies.
My tutoring style centers around exploring a students strengths and weaknesses and working realistically with them to improve their knowledge. Each student is an individual and needs individualized learning. But of course there are general strategies which I find effective. Although I am capable of tutoring a variety of subjects my specialty is English and writing essays as it is what I have the most experience in. My strategy for attacking any essay topic is to help tofirst gather information, plan out how to form it into an effective argument, and then get to writing. At this point I work with student from the sentence level through paragraph and finally to overall structure. My goal is to not only improve the current essay, but to imporve essay writing skills permanently.
I am passionate about teaching, and find it constantly rewarding. Currently I am awaiting deployment to Sub-Saharan Africa with the Peace Corps where among other things I will teach. Aside from this I also enjoy playing guitar and listening to music, films, jogging, and just hanging out with friends. I grew up in Kirkland and have lived in Washington my whole life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington - Bachelor in Arts, English
Literature, guitar, and cartoons
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Level American History