In May of 2014 I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a B.F.A. in Painting and a strong focus in Political Science and History. My experience as a student was varied, intense, and focused. As an artist, I am a problem solver and abstract thinker. As a history buff, I am methodical and concrete. My passion for being a student is reflected in my continuing education in the past year out of school. I am consistently reading, writing, and critically engaging in the world around me. I believe each student is capable of not only being successful in school, but enjoying their education.
As a tutor, my mission is to inspire, encourage, and directly contribute to the progression and achievement of each student's goals. My passion for scholarly exploration in history, reading, writing, and the arts is a result of my diverse and extensive education. I look forward to assisting each individual in their path towards academic success!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Bachelors, Painting
Reading the paper, cooking, painting, art history, reading.
AP Art History
AP Studio Art
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
IB Visual Arts
IB Visual Arts SL
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy revolves around never giving up on a student and believing that they are capable of success despite the obstacles they may face. It is my sincerest belief that, with patience and an individual assessment of each student's needs and goals, anything can be achieved.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Upon meeting a student for the first time, it is crucial for the student and I to discuss the work at hand. I would first ask: what are you having difficulty with and what aspect of the curriculum do you understand and feel comfortable with? It is important that I know where the student is within his or her academic experience so that I can be effective in my service.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become a confident, independent learner by nurturing the student's skills and strengthening his or her weaknesses through specialized care and patience. I have found that an effective way of teaching a student to learn independently is by helping to prove his or her capabilities through scholarly success.