I am a recent graduate of Hunter College, an NYC native who still currently resides in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I love science because it is such a fascinating and important part of every day life. My goal is to instill in my students a similar passion for science, and to keep them interested in learning for the sake of learning. I want to make the subjects I teach accessible for everyone, and empower all my students with knowledge and confidence.
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, Environmental Studies - Earth Science
SAT Verbal: 750
SAT Writing: 780
animals, biking, cooking, drawing and painting, crafty projects
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think it is important to move at the pace of your students, use their own interests and strengths to demonstrate subject matter, and make sure learning never feels like torture for them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask to see most recent tests/quizzes and go over answers missed, go over sample questions, have the student try to explain things to me pertaining to a subject to assess the student's grasp of the subject matter and confidence in test taking, and of course ask the student and parent if there is anything specific the student is struggling with and try to re-explain whatever that is in a different way that may click better for him or her.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Depending on the grade level and degree to which the student is struggling, possibilities may be to read things the student might be interested in such as magazines, play mad libs/bingo/jeopardy style games, or to act out plays together.