I have been a tutor for six years, and have tutored all ages. I specialize in the college admission process, and especially like working with students on admissions essays and test prep. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame two years ago with a degree in television and anthropology. I work at MTV during the weekday, but am free weekends and weeknights after 7:00 pm.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Notre Dame - Bachelors, Anthropology and Film
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 32
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1480
SAT Verbal: 750
SAT Writing: 720
AP English Language and Composition
High School English
SAT Subject Test in United States History
SAT Subject Test in World History
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think a good tutor allows the student to learn what they already know before trying to teach them anything new. I love working with students on their writing. I also love sharing the tricks and tips I learned during my own time as a student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I first talk about with the student about what they are hoping to accomplish, and what they want to improve. I go over the obstacles they've been hitting, and-- if applicable or possible-- I look over past assignments to identify problem areas. We then outline a study plan from there.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The best way to help a student become an independent learner is to give them the tools to break down problems and solve them on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Methods vary with the age of the student, but I typically try to focus on progress and intersperse difficult questions with ones the student has already mastered to prevent them from getting too discouraged.