I am a recent Harvard College grad and current USC Law student looking to inspire and empower through my tutoring practice. Before college, I participated in gifted student programs throughout my primary education, culminating in receiving High Honors on the French Baccalaureate exam. As someone who has earned the grades and been through the college and grad school application processes, I know what skills, tips, and tricks it takes to succeed academically and professionally.
You can expect me to be reliable, accommodating, and challenging in our tutoring sessions. I make it my personal mission to customize each lesson to my students' interests and areas of focus. I enjoy helping my students improve their weaknesses, and I always celebrate their strengths and achievements.
In my spare time, I like to play and coach indoor volleyball, go to live concerts, and try out all of the wonderful restaurants Los Angeles has to offer. I love to travel, and go back to visit my family in Paris about once a year. As a lifelong student of culture and anthropology, I am always looking to expand my horizons and discover new things in my city and beyond.
I look forward to hearing from and meeting you soon! À bientôt!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University - Bachelors, Social Anthropology
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Current Grad Student, J.D. (Law)
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Writing: 800
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 730
SAT Subject Test in French: 800
Cooking, Indoor Volleyball, Live Music, and Hiking
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Writing
3rd Grade Writing
4th Grade Writing
5th Grade Writing
6th Grade Writing
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP College Composition
CLEP Introduction to Business Law
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
HSPT Language Skills Prep
HSPT Math Prep
HSPT Quantitative Prep
HSPT Reading Prep
HSPT Verbal Prep
IB Language A: Literature
IB Language A: Literature SL
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in French
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I seek to empower my students by offering an individually-tailored approach. I believe every student can grow and improve, and I am excited to be a part of that process.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Beyond performing an initial assessment of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I would ask the student about specific goals and motivations. I would learn about their learning styles and preferences, while also sharing ready-to-implement tips and tricks for studying and test-taking. I want my students to know that I am invested in their success from the first day onwards.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The first step to becoming an independent learner is gaining the necessary confidence. I would give my students the right tools to feel confident, help them become more comfortable with the subject matter in our sessions, and encourage them to test their independence in a safe and positive environment.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I believe there is excitement in all subjects; it just takes some time and comprehensive discovery to find it. I would work with my students to create an approach to their subject that engages them. This might include the incorporation of the student's hobbies or interests into the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Some techniques include: providing consistent and dynamic practice, asking follow-up questions, revisiting the material later in the session, and introducing practice problems for the student to apply the material.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I might use a combination of the student's materials, practice tests, and my personal collection of materials in a session. I also create new materials with the students in tutoring sessions. Bullet-point lists, flashcards, and reference diagrams are all tools that I've found to be really helpful. Plus, because the student helped create them, they often feel more connected to and invested in the material.