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Marilyn

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I am a graduate of Reed College with a degree in Classics. I came to Portland five years ago all the way from New York city and fell in love with the community and landscape of the Pacific Northwest. I worked as a peer tutor in high school and college, and have tutored English, Math, Reading, Writing, Attic Greek, Latin, and Humanities. I also spent five years as a Hebrew School teacher where I worked with elementary age children teaching basic Hebrew and Jewish studies. I'm passionate about tutoring because I believe every student can achieve any academic goal they set their mind to as long as they are given the tools for success. I aim to turn every "I can't" into "I know I can." I want to instill in my students a confidence in their own academic abilities and a true love of learning. I like to work with a student's unique skills to help them master new or difficult material. My ultimate goal is to help my students truly comprehend the material, and be able to apply what they have learned when encountering new problems and questions. When I'm not working I spend my time hiking at the Sandy River Delta with my husky puppy, Kili, or whipping up new vegan recipes. I love to read, especially modern fiction and historical biographies, and try to travel as much as I am able; my most recent trip was to Italy, and this winter I am heading South to the Antarctic.

Marilyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Reed College - Bachelors, Classics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 31

SAT Composite: 2190

Hobbies

Hiking with my dog, swimming, cooking or baking delicious vegan treats, and reading as many books as I can get my hands on.