I am a entrepreneurial travel-loving singer and songwriter living in New York City. I have been accepted by Tulane University into their Masters in Finance program, which I will start in June 2017. I love teaching whether it's teaching music theory, teaching people to knit or my clear favorite: test prep. When I'm not doing any of the things I mentioned, you can find me long-distance running, exploring new restaurants and writing the occasional screen-play.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Journalism
Graduate Degree: Tulane University of Louisiana - Current Grad Student, Finance
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 35
ACT Reading: 34
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1480
SAT Writing: 800
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 700
Coding, Music, Distance Running, Exploring new cities, Blogging
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep
ACT Aspire Prep
AP Music Theory
CLEP College Algebra
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
DAT Quantitative Reasoning
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests
High School Business
High School English
High School Writing
IB Mathematical Studies
Introduction to Poetry
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Upper Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Reading Comprehension
PCAT Quantitative Ability
PCAT Reading Comprehension
PCAT Verbal Ability
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that calm and courteous explanation of concepts with gentle repetition is very effective.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know what type of learner they are and what particular mental blocks they may have towards learning. That will help me know better how to approach topics with them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Everyone can learn to pursue skills independently. It's all about fostering an interest and helping students take ownership over their own learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By helping students fully understand and grow to appreciate the material they're learning as opposed to merely learning it for a test.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Approaching a problem in many different ways helps me grasp a student's learning style.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Focus in on the portion of the passage that you're supposed to deal with. Ignore the outside noise.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting to know the way that the student learns - each student learns differently, and that has to be honored and appreciated.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Once a student feels like they're starting to take ownership over their own learning and see themselves starting to improve, a switch goes off and they start to appreciate what they're learning.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
A lot of repetition, and asking the student to explain the topic on their own without my help.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
A student will always be more confident once he/she feels he/she can teach the subject to someone else.