I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, but I have been tutoring ever since I was in elementary school. Because not everyone learns the same way, I feel that it is easy for students to miss certain tidbits or whole subjects in the classroom, and it can quickly feel like it is too late to catch up. My goal is to work together to pick up the pieces that were lost or are close, but not quite there: learning the way you want to learn and the way you learn best rather than having topics taught at you.
For standardized testing: I have taken the special classes and labored through the workbooks to prepare for taking the exams myself. The trick is to learn the test and know how to beat it with the right tools, and I am eager to pass along what I have learned from years of studying for and taking standardized tests. There is nothing quite like sitting down in the testing room and feeling cool, calm, and collected, and I want to help others feel confident, not terrified, when they take their exams.
Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Roosevelt University - PHD, Clinical Psychology
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 35
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 780
GRE Quantitative: 164
GRE Verbal: 163
Cooking, learning about food, using new ingredients, loves baseball games and learning about specific stats, exploring the city
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Students need tools which are memorable, make sense, and work for them individually. Teachers are there to help students find, learn, or develop these tools so that they are practical and can be used several years down the road, not just to answer problems from that week.