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.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Russell Sage College - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
Graduate Degree: Sage Graduate School - Master of Science, Education
State Certified Teacher
I enjoy reading, I also enjoy spending time by the beach, spending time with my family, traveling, and watching hockey and baseball.
College Level American History
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
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.