I'm a sophomore at Yale University working towards a major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. I have experience tutoring both in person and online, with agencies and independently. I tutor standardized tests, English reading and writing, Spanish, and Latin, as well as my favorite subject to teach: math. I love teaching math because seemingly complicated problems can always be broken down into simpler steps, and it is rewarding to help students understand concepts that seem daunting to them at first. While tutoring math, it is very clear that each and every student has potential, and some use need guidance to discover what they are capable of. The best way to help someone learn is to show them how to take and active role in the learning process. Apart from tutoring, I also love painting in both oil and watercolor, playing rugby, and skiing.
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Current Undergrad, Ethics, Politics, and Economics
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1600
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 800
Oil painting, rugby, alpine and nordic skiing
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Latin
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that each and every person has the potential to succeed at any subject. He or she just needs the right help and direction to unlock that potential.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session I would assess the student's needs, strengths, and weaknesses in a given subject, as well as getting a sense of him or her as a person.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by helping them learn the necessary skills to take on new material and replicate individually what we've reviewed in tutoring sessions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I help students stay motivated by having frequent progress checks that show them how much they've learned and how far they've come from the beginning.