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I'm a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and a soon-to-be student in Boston University's graduate school of education for mental health counseling and sports psychology. Suffice to say, I enjoy learning, but I'm also active in athletics and love attending concerts and music festivals.

I want you to be the best academic version of yourself. I want to teach you in a way that maximizes your retention and your understanding of the problem. I'm comfortable teaching psychology and US history, but I excel most at teaching standardized test-taking strategies. I can show you the best ways to approach GRE and SAT essays, and the fastest ways to recognize the correct answers in the reading, writing and verbal sections. I'm based out of Tacoma, but I'll travel around the 253 to meet you for tutoring.

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Connor’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Loyola Marymount University - Bachelors, Psychology

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 167

GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5


Soccer, skiing, kayaking, concerts, music festivals, traveling, trying new foods

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What is your teaching philosophy?

Teach in a way that makes sense for the student. There might be one right answer, but there are many right ways to arrive at it. To teach in a way that doesn't maximize the student's ability to learn simply does not make sense.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know them, both personally and academically. Building rapport helps the learning process, and I need to know where their weaknesses lie in order to turn them into strengths.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching the process of learning. If you give a student the tools and they have the motivation, it is easy to help mold an independent learner.

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