I have a degree in English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where I tutored students K-12 for 3 years. I have also worked at a Before and After School Program for Elementary students, providing supervision and homework help. I love to teach! Every student has within them the capability to learn and succeed; I want to help students gain confidence in their own intelligence and ability while overcoming any and all roadblocks that inhibit understanding. Having also worked as President at Eight to Eight, an anonymous helpline specializing in nondirective listening, I also have great public speaking skills and the knowledge that any problem can be solved with time, patience, and a positive attitude. :)
I write young adult novels, enjoy staying active and being outside, participate in improv and theater, and understand the lure of Netflix and video games, especially when there's work to be done. My approach is to make learning fun, interesting, and simple, so students will gain the confidence and skills required to solve problems on their own.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wesleyan University - Bachelors, English
SAT Composite: 2130
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Writing: 730
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 750
Writing, theater, hiking, guitar, improv, animals, tennis
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I try and bring energy and positivity to my teaching style, as I believe that every human is born loving to learn and using their brain; we learn how to walk and speak on our own! Current schooling styles can be strictly regimented, taking the interest out of the world. I try to teach techniques that help students engage with assignments while understanding their relevance and appeal when applied to the real world.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
At a first session, I'd like to get my student and for my student to get to know me. I'd like to establish some trust and a little rapport, while also getting a general idea of what subjects and topics in particular the student might be struggling with.