I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree at the University of Virginia, where I plan to study Business, and I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in 2015. I have extensive volunteer tutoring experience, having worked with kindergarten and second grade students as a reading tutor and middle school students as a math tutor. I am passionate about tutoring because of my own life long love of learning, and because I believe that all children are capable of accomplishing amazing things if they have a committed support system. I tutor reading, writing, math, economics, french and test prep. Over a broad range of subjects, I particularly enjoy tutoring reading and writing. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga and exploring the greater DC area.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Current Undergrad, Undeclared
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 35
SAT Verbal: 760
Yoga, Wellness, Feminism
10th Grade Writing
High School Business
High School English
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice, practice, practice! I believe the only way to achieve mastery is through repetition. Even though it can be tedious, the confidence you gain is worth it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know my student first, and then begin with diagnostic tests to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Have the student set specific goals that we can check off as they progress. The student or parents also might want to create a reward for accomplishing certain goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find an alternate way to explain the concept. I also would direct the student to alternative resources that could help them.