I hope to one day be a high school math and science teacher; in pursuit of this goal, I teach as much as possible, and I have taken classes towards my undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Northeastern Illinois University. I am presently enrolled at Depaul in order to finish the requirements to be certified as a high school physics and math teacher in the state of Illinois.
I have over three years of experience in tutoring Latin, Attic Greek, math, science, test preparation, ESL, and college application essay editing. I attained the bulk of this experience tutoring students in the North Shore suburbs and students at selective enrollments high schools in Chicago. I believe that compassionate teaching based on the understanding that each student is an individual with particular strengths and weaknesses is the key to helping students improve and gain academic confidence. I provide my students with the resources that they need in order to succeed in their classes and to take ownership of their own learning. I am a firm advocate of the idea that a tutor's principal mission is to teach a student how to teach themselves, how to problem solve, and how to work in an organized fashion. Although I believe that learning should be taken seriously, I cultivate a low stress environment in my tutoring sessions so that my students feel at ease and can work at their own pace; I often pepper my lessons with silly jokes and trivia.
When I am not teaching or studying, I enjoy playing stringed instruments (viola, guitar, sitar), practicing Aikido, cooking spicy food, and watching films.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Northeastern Illinois University - Current Undergrad, Physics
Cooking, reading, Aikido, films, American Indian languages, guitar, sitar, viola
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Latin
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep