I have been tutoring for over 5 years. My specialities are science, math, English, standardized test prep, and application and essay editing. I have a degree in psychology and cognitive science from Georgetown University, and a Master's in neuroscience from University at Buffalo. I am currently enrolled in medical school at JSMBS.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Georgetown University - Bachelors, Pre-Med
ACT Math: 30
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1380
SAT Math: 710
AP Biology: 4
AP Calculus AB: 4
AP US History: 4
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 720
Reading, films, neuroscience, my English bulldog Roxy
10th Grade Math
10th Grade Reading
11th Grade Math
11th Grade Reading
12th Grade Math
12th Grade Reading
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Reading
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Reading
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Reading
9th Grade Math
9th Grade Reading
College Application Essays
High School Biology
High School English
Middle School Reading
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to be patient and never give up on a student. If they reach out to me for help, I will give them my 100%.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess strengths and weaknesses, and go over their goals for the school year or semester, such as a certain grade they want to achieve, or test score they want to reach.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
To become an independent learner you need to be able to understand the material without any outside help. I will make sure that I encourage students to offer their own thoughts and solutions first, before providing corrections or instruction.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will help a student stay motivated by making sure the sessions are engaging. In order to do so I will integrate concept reviews, problem sets, and practice exams.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Repetition is key for difficult concepts. I will never abandon a concept if a student is struggling with it. I will make sure they stay positive and remain patient until I feel that they fully understand what they're being taught.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
There are several different ways to improve reading comprehension. I will work on finding which method works best for the student.