Tutoring like teaching is more of an art than a science. Each student is different and their needs are different. I know this very well because prior to business school I taught high school students for three years. Students need an individualized plan that will help them improve when they are struggling or help them excel when they are succeeding. I personally have written hundreds of personalized academic plans for students and will be happy to create one for your child, so that they can excel. There are two main reasons why students are not academically successful. First, students do not have the fundamental skills to understand the content they are being taught. This can range from students having reading deficiencies to students not having basic math skills. The second reason students have issues is because they are bored with the content and choose not to study. These students are capable of completing assignments, but they are not invested in the work. As your child's tutor, I figure out which issue (knowledge deficiencies or investment problems) is hurting his/her success and then create a personalized plan for him/her!
I am originally from Cincinnati, OH and am the oldest of six siblings. I attended Walnut Hills High School which is ranked in the top 100 public high schools before receiving a full ride scholarship to The Ohio State University. At OSU, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. After tutoring and mentoring students during college, I decided to join Teach for America and give a few years of my time and energy to educating Atlanta youths. I taught high school physical science, physics, and chemistry. I enjoyed helping students become excited about science and pushing them to excel so much that I earned my Masters of Arts in Secondary Teaching also. Now I am at The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School obtaining my MBA.
In my free time, I enjoy working out, playing basketball, going to movies, and going to concerts. Life can't be all work and no play, so I try to have a good mix of both! Hopefully we can start working together and you can get to know me better.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Georgia State University - Master of Arts, Masters of Arts in Teaching
Working out, playing basketball, going to movies, and going to concerts.