I am a motivated, driven, and experienced tutor and student looking forward to helping you reach your academic goals. I went to a nationally ranked public high school, known for its math and science performance, and now I attend Barnard College, Columbia University. I am working towards a bachelors in economics and psychology. I have extensive experience tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students - particularly in math, English, essay writing, test prep, certain sciences, and social sciences. My favorite subject is English and everything related to it - essay writing, literature, AP tests, critical reading, language arts, college essays, etc. My teaching philosophy is to make learning applicable, approachable, and achievable. I have many interests outside of my studies - from fashion, shopping, reading, adventuring, exploring the city, hiking, photography, and design. I love trying new foods, especially desserts, and watching funny videos on YouTube and Buzzfeed. I specialize in turning five second stories into five minutes - some might call this a flaw, but I view it as an admirable quirk!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Barnard College - Bachelor in Arts, Economics and Psychology
SAT Composite: 2240
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 740
AP Chemistry: 4
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 5
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 760
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 740
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 740
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4
Pooja likes culture dance and music, concerts, artists, fashion, design, running, trying new foods, and photography.
AP US History
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Make learning applicable, understandable, and achievable!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Come prepared with a fun exercise, find out strengths and weaknesses, work through concepts, and do some practice problems.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Giving them assignments and deadlines to do on their own time, and rewarding them for their responsibility if they complete it.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
A combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.