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I am a graduate of the University of Kansas, with bachelor's degrees in biology and environmental studies. While I am fascinated by the natural world, I also have interests in other fields, such as literature, philosophy, and foreign languages. One of the reasons I like tutoring is because it allows me to use what I have learned in such fields to help others gain confidence in and become excited about a subject. I especially love to tutor in French, which I studied at the Université du Havre and minored in during college.

I believe that curiosity is the most important ingredient in learning. As a tutor, I ask questions to help students come to right answers on their own, and I show students how to ask their own questions as well. I believe in giving my students resources that help them continue learning after tutoring is finished and throughout their lives. In addition, using my knowledge of science, math, the arts, and the humanities, I make connections between different subjects to help my students see how what we're working on isn't so strange after all!

Before beginning to work with Varsity Tutors in August of 2014, I worked in a K-8 school as an intervention math teacher. There, I tutored elementary- and middle-school students in math in small groups. Working in that setting taught me more about how to explain abstract concepts simply and creatively, and about how to use quizzes and evaluations to track student progress. During college, I helped my peers learn French both individually and in small groups; and most recently, I worked as an English language teacher in France, helping small groups of middle- and high-schoolers put their language learning into practice by organizing projects, conversations, and debates.

In my free time, I like to read, write, draw, and learn about topics of interest such as Spanish and world literature.

Anna’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas - Bachelors, Biology, Environmental Studies

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 30

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 35

SAT Composite: 2300

SAT Math: 730

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 770

Hobbies

Artwork, reading, writing

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep

AP French Language and Culture

Arithmetic

Biology

College Biology

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Ecology

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Environmental Science

Essay Editing

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School Biology

High School English

HSPT Prep

IB Environmental Systems and Societies

IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature HL

Languages

Life Sciences

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Summer

Test Prep

Writing