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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 to be 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 at an early childhood education center as an infant teacher. Though they are babies, my job continues to be a challenge to create creative curriculums to aide child growth and development. I pay close attention to details so I can effectively communicate with parents on the growth points of their children. 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

Gifty’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - Bachelors, Liberial Arts - English Lit and Political Science

Test Scores

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!

Tutoring Subjects

College English

Comparative Literature


High School English

Homework Support




Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


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.