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Liza

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My philosophy is to provide students with a hans-on experience, for there is much value to students doing things themselves as opposed to being talked to all the time. As an English major at Columbia University, I hope to be able to use the critical thinking skills I have acquired along my personal journey to work with students and adapt to any learning environment and situation. I hope that someday, too, students will find learning fun and engaging, because attitude will make a great difference in any discipline in life, looking to the future.

Liza’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Current Undergrad, English

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2269

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

Hobbies

Reading, writing, running

Tutoring Subjects

AP French

AP French Language and Culture

AP Spanish Language & Culture

British Literature

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Conversational Spanish

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

Languages

Latin 1

Literature

Reading

Russian

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in Spanish

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Shakespeare

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Test Prep

World Literature

Writing


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would start out asking what the student's goals are while he/she is working with me. Then I would want to learn a little bit about the student and his/her study habits. Finally, I would start working with the subject material.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is to provide students with a hands-on experience, for there is much value to students doing things themselves as opposed to being talked to all the time. As an English major, I hope to be able to use the critical thinking skills I have acquired along my personal journey to work with students and adapt to any learning environment and situation. I hope that someday, too, students will find learning fun and engaging, because attitude will make a great difference in any discipline in life, looking to the future.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I like to guide the students through a specific type of problem or question; after the student feels more comfortable, I instruct the student to try it on their own at home.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Citing examples of success often helps the students to have a role model to look up to.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try to break down the concept into simple terms and compare it to a concept that he or she is already familiar with.