I have always wanted a career in education because I want to help every child reach their full potential. I worked as an SAT/ACT instructor and tutor for over two years. Some of my students have received scores of 33 and 34 on their ACT exam. I believe everyone deserves access to a quality education regardless of race, class, or socioeconomic background and I love that Varsity Tutors supports and uplifts this mission. I believe that with a healthy and sound mind and body, a child can fully develop to meet their full potential. I love working with kids. I have a bubbly, enthusiastic personality. I love making learning fun and look forward to interacting with each student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The City College of New York - Bachelors, English
ACT English: 30
ACT Reading: 34
Writing, Reading, Traveling, Trying new cuisines, solving math problems on the train.
College Application Essays
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Always teach with compassion!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask what are the specific student's areas of weakness and then have them set goals for the time spent tutoring. I would also want to look at sample practice tests or quizzes from school to help achieve the specific student's goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Independent practice in the form of quizzes and practice questions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Meet them at their level. Get to know their dream schools, careers, and help them achieve small goals to help them meet their dream.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break down the concept. Identify what type of learner the kid is and make the information more accessible to the student. I love using worksheets.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
By using practice problems and math drills.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I reassure them when they get questions right and show them progress they made.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Weekly practice test and in-session drills on math, reading, grammar helps evaluate.