I am a recent law graduate and skilled at writing, editing, and reading comprehension. My mother was an educator who taught me different study skills and tricks for picking up reading, and I grew up helping my friends with their homework. I genuinely enjoy helping other people learn things they did not know before, and to gain confidence and competence in areas that previously challenged them. I believe that the most important attribute I possess that makes me a great tutor is my open-mindedness. I understand on a personal level that different people have different learning styles, strengths, etc., and that often problems can be solved and concepts may be grasped just by looking at them from another perspective. I have experience working with students of varying age groups. I also have some experience assisting high school-aged students with college admissions essays and other writing projects. As an undergraduate, I frequently tutored classmates in essay writing and edited papers, which helped pay for my expenses during college. I enjoy helping people and enjoy teaching in particular because it gives you the opportunity to empower other people and genuinely help them.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Binghamton - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy, Politics, and Law
Graduate Degree: Fordham University - Juris Doctor, Law
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 740
German expressionist films, music (The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, etc.), going to the beach
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
AP Art History
AP US History
College World History
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School English
High School World History
High School Writing
History of Science
Introduction to Fiction
SAT Subject Tests Prep
US Constitutional History
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Remember context clues, breaking down sentences, and keeping the whole picture in mind.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Reassure them that mastery takes time, and there are strategies you can use to help to grasp the material.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Flashcards, practice questions, and practice reading materials.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask them about which topics and areas they feel least confident, then find out which areas they feel most confident about, and try to find a synergy between them.
What is your teaching philosophy?
It's important for students to know their strengths, even before they know their weaknesses; this way, they are able to draw upon their inner resources and abilities to confidently approach problems.