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Amber

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I am very excited to have the chance to work with students preparing for the PSAT, the SAT, or the LSAT! While I'm originally from Connecticut, I attended college and law school in Buffalo, New York. While there, I worked for a test prep agency helping students prepare for the SAT and the LSAT. In 2003, I moved to Richmond. I worked with the Virginia Department of Taxation for 7 years doing policy work and assisting with the legislative process. In 2011, I began working for Bryant and Stratton College, where I taught students in the Paralegal Studies program. I loved helping my students prepare for new careers. I can't wait to work with you and help you succeed as well!

Amber’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University at Buffalo - Bachelor in Arts, History/Sociology

Graduate Degree: University at Buffalo Law School - Juris Doctor, Family Law Concentration

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1500

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 800

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, traveling, discovering new places in Richmond, and spending time with my family.


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to make learning fun. I try to teach the material in a way that all of my students can understand; and then I like to provide multiple opportunities for practical application. In this way, the students and I can thoroughly work through the material.

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

In a typical first session with a student, I like to spend some time getting to know each other and getting a sense of what the student truly needs in terms of tutoring. This will help our future sessions to be more fun and, most importantly, more productive!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I like to provide many opportunities for practical application of the material. This means that I provide the students with the tools to succeed, and then allow them time to use and apply those tools. This allows the student to gain confidence in applying the tools independently.