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Claire

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I am a graduate of Stanford University, where I received a B.A. in English & French Literature, as well as a Minor in Mathematics. I also completed a one year Master's in Comparative Literature in France at the Universite de Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle. I am currently based in Seattle, my hometown.

I have always had a great passion for teaching; when I had to choose a Senior Project in high school I chose to substitute my math teacher's Algebra and Calculus classes for two weeks, and ever since then there has hardly been a time in my life when I have not been involved in teaching or tutoring in some capacity, whether it's Math, Writing, English as a Foreign Language, or French. I have even tutored Calculus in French!

I think my wide range of abilities and interests make me unique as a tutor because I understand many different learning styles, not just left-brained or right-brained thinkers. In math, I was taking graduate-level Math classes when I was in high school, while in French, I became completely fluent after starting at the late age of 19. I love learning and for this reason it is a great joy for me to take others through the same processes I went through myself, especially in subjects like Math and Foreign Language where many people feel like they will never "get it." Often it is just a question of not being afraid of the wrong answer and being patient with subjects that involve thinking in a totally new way.

In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing poetry, listening to good music, watching the NBA, and playing with my cat Finnegan!

Claire’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelor in Arts, English and French Literature

Hobbies

Poetry, Foreign Languages, Animal Rights, Basketball, Music, Crossword Puzzles, Chess