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Gail

I really enjoy working with young people, helping them to reach their course and test goals, and to
approach their personal bests. In 25+ years of public & private teaching experience, in middle and high school, I've taught Reading, Math, Creative Writing, Ancient, World & US History, English, Science, Anthropology, ESL and Sociology. Tutoring subjects include Algebra, Geometry, English, Latin, History, Pre-Calculus, Economics, and Test Prep for the SAT, ACT, & SSAT/ISEE.

My tutoring approach involves setting high expectations, caring, individualizing, understanding the
student's strengths and weaknesses, and working with both student and family. I promote a light
and cheerful atmosphere, in which we can both work, and enjoy working together. There's encouragement; at the same time the student is challenged, e.g. to explain how that works.

Undergraduate Degree:

Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology

Graduate Degree:

University of California-Irvine - Doctor of Philosophy, Social Sciences

Dogs, astronomy, blues music, poetry, opera, birds, soccer, puzzles, and mysteries

What is your teaching philosophy?

I've stated my teaching philosophy in my personal statement.