I am a graduate of Sage Graduate School- Esteves School of Education and Russell Sage College, both in Troy, NY. I received my MSed in Childhood Education and my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and minor in Dance. I am originally from Schenectady, NY, but am now pursuing my life long dream of living in the Boston area. I have a wide range of tutoring areas, including: American History, European History, Essay Editing, Phonics, Reading, Writing, as well as Study Skills and Organization. During my graduate school experience, I spent on extensive amount of time working with students, many times one on one to help them with certain subject areas. I also have experience working with adults between being a volunteer TA for a Graduate School course in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, as well as teaching adults in a variety of Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention trainings. My favorite areas to tutor include reading, writing, and history. I am an avid reader, it is one of my favorite pastimes. My philosophy is to include every type of learner, I believe it is important to work with students to find a learning style that fits them and helps them gain a better understanding of the subject they are learning.
Russell Sage College - BA, Sociology
Sage Graduate School - MS, Education
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to teach in a variety of ways so that all types of learners have the opportunity to learn and succeed.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I get to know the student and their learning styles; assess their skills, strengths, and what needs improvement; and create a plan to help them succeed!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving them assignments to do on their own but also working on becoming an independent learner gradually.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Set weekly goals and goals for each tutoring session!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Utilize the skill sets of the student to help them work at learning the skill or concept. I believe it is important to work at the student's level and help them reach their goal by using the skills that help them best succeed.