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I am a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Human Rights Studies. While a student at Barnard, I worked continually with children as a babysitter, often providing homework help. I became more involved in education when I worked as a co-teacher with Peace by Peace, where I taught non-violent conflict resolution skills to fourth grade students during my senior year. It was rewarding to watch the students grasp new concepts, test new teaching strategies, and see the results. After graduation, I joined the US Peace Corps where I provided community health education at a village health center. Instructing village health staff in community education techniques allowed me to refine my own abilities to transmit information. Working with a language barrier, I learned how to break down complex ideas into more concrete and understandable topics and deliver that information. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Literature, Writing, French, and both U.S. and World History. I enjoy helping students solve complex problems and learn critical thinking skills. In my spare time, I am an avid traveler and bibliophile.

Allison’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Barnard College - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 730

Hobbies

travel, writing, reading, international affairs

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP French Language and Culture

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP World History

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

English

English Grammar and Syntax

European History

French

French 2

French 3

French 4

Geography

Gifted

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

Languages

Literature

Other

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

SHSAT Prep

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

TACHS Prep

Test Prep

World History

Writing