Hello all! I was born in the Western African country of Liberia. I came to the U.S. at the early age of 2 due to civil war crisis. Growing up as a child, my father had always been an inspiration when it came to education. I saw him receive his Masters and Doctorate in Education from Boston University through a Fulbright scholarship. I wished to imitate even half of his perseverance and determination. Through his motivations, I hoped to give back to children who did not have a positive role model in their lives.
My favorite subjects were always English and the arts because it allowed me to express myself. I attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and obtained a Bachelors in Liberal Arts: English and Political Science concentration. I spent two years of my life teaching 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts through an AmeriCorps program known as Citizen Schools. During this time I worked with Boston's inner city youth during the Extended learning day prepping for standardize testing, improving grades within the classroom, and creating and distributing lesson plans to staff members.
I currently work for a non-profit residential home with at-risk youth between the ages of 13 - 19. I continue to be a force within the classroom and promote student self-esteem and determination. I know that I will be a great fit as a tutor for I am understanding, compassionate and goal oriented.
Hope to meet you soon and i'm willing to answer any questions! Best
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - Bachelors, Liberial Arts - English Lit and Political Science
SAT Composite: 1300
I love to dance. I took ballet classes as a child and in high school, I was part of the dance/step team. In college I was also part of the well-known multi-cultural dance group Pan African. I also love watching the food network on my free time and any and everything that has to do with food!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is having empathy, yet having the balance of being raw and goal oriented. I push for my students to see the best in themselves and what they are capable of.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I might do a quick "getting to know one another" questionnaire and learn about my student's strengths and weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by giving them the necessary tools to do so. I believe consistency, repetition, and being hands-on allows a student to use their brain muscles and retain the muscle memory.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by helping them with time management so they are not overwhelmed.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
if a student has difficulty learning a skill, we will of course have a to find a way to learn that skill in more than one way so we can find the best learning style.