A recent graduate of USC (a proud Trojan...fight on!), I have a deep passion for tutoring. I started my own tutoring business when I was in high school and have enjoyed it ever since then. Learning is one of my favorite things in life, and I try to pass that enthusiasm on to my students. An aspiring actress, I use my theatre skills in tutoring by connecting with a wide variety of people, improvising new ways to communicate the material, and engaging interest in the subject matter. Friendly, dependable, and approachable, I am always willing to go the extra mile with my students-students of all ages and abilities. While I tutor in a wide variety of subjects, I especially enjoy math and writing skills. Math was always one of my favorite subjects in school, and I enjoy the process of communicating those concepts to students. Writing is also exciting for me to tutor because I am fascinated by my students' perspectives and how to make those stronger in their own writing. In my free time, I love going to concerts and plays, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, and exploring Los Angeles.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, Theatre
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 34
SAT Composite: 2300
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 780
SAT Writing: 770
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 5
AP European History: 5
SAT Literature: 700
AP Macroeconomics: 4
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4
Going to concerts and plays, reading, cooking, singing & listening to music
AP US History
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in every student's potential to learn and improve with practice and focus.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I start with a chat to see what's been going on and to talk about goals for working together.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I work on specific strategies with them, and have them try it on their own in small doses while we work.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I use constant check-ins to see how the student is doing, while reminding her of our goal.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I try a different tactic. There are a multitude of ways to present the info, so I know I can always try something new.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I first discern how they learn-for example, does writing or talking it out help better? Then I use that strategy to delve into the material.