I am a current senior at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in English and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. When I have a break from my studies, I work as a freelance writer for a new online publishing company, or I volunteer to tutor local high school kids in the SAT or local elementary school kids in math. Thus, I have experience in tutoring a variety of students in different age levels, subjects, and backgrounds.
Since I was a child, I have always had a fondness for reading and writing. I have been writing for as long as I can remember, but I specialize in persuasive and argumentative writing; I even had a student editorial published in my local paper when I was 16. Due to this love for writing, I am able to tutor in a variety of English-based areas including the SAT and ACT Reading and Verbal Sections, general grammar studies, literature, and essay editing.
As a tutor, I do not just help you answer the problem, but I help you to understand the fundamental skills that the question is asking so that you can apply that knowledge to similar problems in the future. In this pursuit, I am very patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic as I try to instill an interest, if not excitement, of the subject material into my students. I also recognize that each student is different and try to cater to the individual learning needs of everyone.
In my spare time, I do a lot of reading; I love how words can take you to a whole new place and even leave you with a whole new perspective on life. Naturally, my favorite genres are Science Fiction and Fantasy, but I certainly do not let that limit me. I am also an avid video gamer, especially RPGs, because it is like living out a story. I also must confess a certain fondness for Japanese Anime and Manga (I just love the Japanese culture), as well as an interest in soccer (in fact, I used to be a soccer referee), horseback riding, and Disney movies (because something has to channel my inner child).
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Unknown, English Major, Business minor
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 31
Soccer, Video Games, Sci-Fi, Horseback Riding, Reading, Anime