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Tammy

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Hi there, I hail from Bergen County, New Jersey. I am a proud alumnus of Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ. Though I graduated from the Science Academy, I majored in English and American Studies and minored in Legal Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. I am currently a working professional in NYC, bound for law school in the fall. In my minimal free time, I embark on explorations around my temporary home. I also enjoy reading true crime and experimenting in my kitchen. I consider myself an aspiring part-time adventurer: I studied relentlessly and am working furiously so that I can continue to experience new things and travel the world.

Tammy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brandeis University - Bachelor in Arts, English/American Studies Major, Legal Studies Minor

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2300

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 770

Hobbies

Hiking, swimming, reading true-crime, traveling

Tutoring Subjects

English

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Nobody should go a single day without having learned something new. I seek to inspire students to crave knowledge and the satisfaction that comes with learning new things - both the mundane and the exciting.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I think it's important to learn from the get go what a student wants to take away from the tutoring experience ultimately - beyond a certain score, a skill set or technique that he or she does not currently exercise. Seeing the big picture of the student's end goal will help me orient us in the proper direction to meet those goals.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would want the student to rely on herself, and not me, to confirm that she has gotten a question right, or approached the problem in an efficient manner. We would work on a skill until we get to that point where she will experience a gut feeling that she knows what she is doing regardless of my guidance.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would motivate a student by finding out his interests and gearing the curriculum and my explanations/examples to what appeals to him.