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I grew up in South Florida where I went to an IB high school and gained my IB Diploma. I flourished under the personal attention that I was able to get with the small class sizes for the IB program, as well as the familiarity with the teachers. It was a driving factor in the my college choice. I went to Swarthmore College, a liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia. There, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies. I plan to continue my education and get a Master's in Public Policy.

My tutoring philosophy partially comes from what worked with me, but it also from my experience working with students. I worked in a high school as an interventionist working with small groups of students. Although, they were considered to be at the same level that did not necessarily mean that my lesson plan would work for everyone in that group. I also tutored these same students and others after school and that was often where I got to know them as students the best. I just think it is really important to recognize that every student is an individual, so they should get a unique experience. The tutor and the student should work together to figure out what is best.

I tutor all levels of English: reading, writing, and literature; this includes test preparation for AP, IB PSAT, and SAT. I also tutor U.S., World, and European history as well as U.S. Government and Politics. I also tutor Spanish up to the level of AP Spanish Language and IB Spanish. I genuinely like all the subjects that I tutor and I look forward to helping other people like them too!

For fun I like to read. I like to read articles about weird bits of trivia and analyzing pop culture. I love super hero movies. I prefer the Marvel movies because I like it when the good guys save the world and they are funny while doing it. I like to watch television. If the show has some supernatural element to it, I have probably watched it.

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Alyssa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Swarthmore College - Bachelor in Arts, Latin American Studies

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 710


Television, reading, trivia

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that every student is an individual and what works for one, won't necessarily work for another. Figuring it out is what is fun.

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