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Kayla

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I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science from Chatham University in Pittsburgh and my law degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. My many years in education as a student lead me to my positions in the admissions offices both at Chatham University and Ohio Northern University. As an admissions representative, I have provided prospective students insight into the admission processes, shared the criteria admissions offices use to identify an ideal personal statement, and assisted students to refine their applications for review. Aside from my admissions experience, I am an attorney practicing in Philadelphia. I have continued to utilize the time management skills, study techniques, and writing and oral advocacy skills in my daily responsibilities and tasks.

Kayla’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Chatham University - Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Ohio Northern University - Juris Doctor, Law

Hobbies

Exploring new cuisines and restaurants, spending time with my two dogs, experiencing new outdoor adventures, and traveling both nationally and internationally.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

English

Essay Editing

Gifted

High School English

Homework Support

Other

Phonics

Public Speaking

Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

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

During a first session with a student, I want to ensure that I clearly understand the student's goals, challenges, and needs. I want the student to get as much out of the sessions as possible, so with this information, I can tailor the tutoring sessions to the individual student.

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

Everyone learns in a different way; therefore, there is no right or wrong way to learn or teach something. When a student is struggling to grasp a concept or skills, I try to approach the concept from a different angle and give the student a new way to view it. Sometimes, just explaining it differently or adjusting how we approach the concept can make all the difference.

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

Understanding a concept is important, but mastering the concept is the goal in my tutoring sessions. I help build a student's confidence by giving them all the tools necessary to ensure that when they see a new problem/situation they have the techniques and skills necessary to break down the situation into a manageable task and are able to successfully complete it.