I'm a graduate student currently pursuing a master's degree in Adolescent Education at the City College of New York. I have a bachelor's degree in both History and Literature and have about seven years of experience teaching and working with children. I've been pursuing teaching and education as my career since I was in high school and have worked a variety of jobs in that field, including children's programs at libraries, private tutoring lessons, and teaching summer education programs, not to mention observing in classrooms and student teaching as part of my master's program.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Purchase College - Bachelors, Literature; History
Graduate Degree: City College of New York - Current Grad Student, Adolescent Education in Social Studies
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 32
ACT Reading: 33
Reading, Playing Music (guitar and singing), hiking, biking, kayaking, video games
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd like to initially assess how they feel they learn best and then work off of that. I also think it's important to see where they are at in relation to what their goals are so I know exactly what they need to meet those goals.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Having a student take notes while they are reading, as well as making charts that assist with the contents of their reading, allows the student to have a reference to look back to if they are confused or lost within the reading. Having them slow down and take their time while reading also helps them digest the information more effectively and keep the pace of reading steady, so that students don't try to rush ahead or speed read.