I am a rising freshman at Stanford University, where I intend to study Classics and Linguistics. As a homeschool student, I started studying Latin at a young age, and it quickly became my greatest academic passion. For several years, I competed in many Latin and Greek-related contests, winning national awards for my proficiency in the Classics. Early on, I started coaching and tutoring less advanced students, and found the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. Helping people understand and excel where understanding and excellence seemed impossible--this has driven me to seek every opportunity to help others academically, as I find great joy and fulfillment in doing so. For the past two years I have taken classes at a local college, where I worked as a peer tutor of both Latin and Math. The students I have tutored thank me again and again for helping them enjoy and succeed in what was often their worst class. My experience with the SAT enables me to tutor SAT test prep as well, a subject that can be very stressful for many students. I hope to alleviate this stress and help students succeed.
When tutoring, I learn about the student's strengths and weaknesses, which I then use to create a unique method of learning for each person. I am ready to work at whatever pace is necessary for the student to fully grasp not only the right answer, but why it is right and how to achieve it with more ease. Learning is a journey, and I hope to help make it one full of wonder and excitement.
Mary Carolyn’s Qualifications
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelor in Arts, Classics
SAT Composite: 2350
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 750
Reading classic literature, classical piano, hiking, swimming, poetry writing, swing and ballroom dancing