Hi! I am a certified tutor, with more than ten years of tutoring experience in a broad range of topics. A little about me: I recently graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and am studying for the bar. Before that, I was a high school reading teacher and Speech and Debate Coach. I held certification in English Language Arts and Physical Science/ Earth-Space Science. I have additional experience teaching Algebra 2. I am very effective in preparing students for standardized tests, and I had the highest passage rate for reading classes when I was teaching. My tutoring students make significant progress in both test prep and general skills. I work well with and have experience with all types of learners: both students who are below grade-level, and students who are above grade-level and need a challenge. My teaching style is energetic and approachable and my students often tell me that I give very clear and direct explanations. I lead students to learn by encouraging them to speak up and ask questions so that the process is always student-driven and interactive. I am very creative and differentiated in my approach to teaching. I know that each student is different, with unique interests, and I tailor sessions to be effective for each particular student. Students are often surprised at how much they have learned and how quickly the lesson has gone by. But you know what they say, time flies when you are learning. ;)
Although I enjoy helping students with any subject, my passion is for reading and writing and I love to inspire students to enjoy, appreciate, and analyze literature the same way that I do.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science; Women's Studies
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 32
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 33
When I am not working, I enjoy reading (of course), painting, yoga, kayaking, jogging (not running!!!) and making puns.
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization