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I am a high school English teacher, currently working primarily with 10th grade students. I have previously worked at middle and elementary schools as well. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a B.A. in English and Theatre. I then got my M.S.Ed from Northwestern. I have worked with children of all ages in various capacities, including teaching, and I find that the best way for students to learn is to have fun and engage them.

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Ruth’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, English Lang./Lit. and Theatre and Performance Studies

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 790


Acting, Dancing, Reading, Writing, Embroidery, Hearthstone

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

College English

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing



Latin 1

Latin 2



Middle School Math


PSAT Critical Reading


SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language


Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is most effective when the student is having fun, and the best way to learn is to teach.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would begin by asking a broad range of questions to determine what the student's strengths and weaknesses are in order to plan future lessons that are specific to that student. I would also ask about the student's interests to get an idea of how he or she might learn best.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The best way to motivate independent learning is to find an aspect of the subject matter which interests the student. If the student wants to learn, he or she will.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Encouragement, especially when a student is initially struggling, is more important than criticism. I always talk about what is good before what needs improvement.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I try different strategies for learning. Maybe the concept makes more sense if it is in a diagram. Maybe the student needs to master another concept first. Maybe it just needs practice. The more variety in the learning, the more likely the student will learn.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

The first step is determining where the student is having trouble. Is it vocabulary? If so, we'll make flashcards and use memory tricks for each word he or she does not know. Is it finding the main idea? If so, we'll draw a diagram to map out the passage. Is it syntax and sentence construction? If so, we'll take different sentences and label all the parts. Once we find out what the problem is, we'll work to solve it together.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Engaging the student in learning and making it a fun process motivates thinking and learning. Also, I really enjoy singing.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Find something in the subject that they like, or use their outside interests as learning tools.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

The best way to determine whether or not someone understands something is to have him or her teach it. If the student understands a concept, he or she should be able to teach it back to me.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Early encouragement boosts confidence and encourages further learning.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By asking a wide variety of questions, it is easy to tell what the student's strengths are and what they need to practice.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I pinpoint exactly where the student is struggling and how the student learns best.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Materials should fit the student. I love colored pens, since they give a visual representation for what we're learning, but I also use practice tests, cards, and outside sources, and sometimes snacks.

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