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Natalie

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I am a recent graduate of the Honors Carolina program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I majored in Global Studies and Dramatic Art. I have worked with local students in a number of artistic capacities, including voice lessons and theatre workshops. Aside from my interests in the performing arts, I excelled in math, literature, writing, and languages throughout my education.

After four wonderful years at my dream school, I understand how many extraordinary opportunities can come from hard work and dedication. I believe that learning is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all experience, so placing emphasis on students' unique interests and perspectives is very important to me. With helpful study skills and creative approaches to the material, I hope to help students see school work as an exciting gateway to the future rather than a chore.

Natalie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Global Studies, Dramatic Art

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 30

SAT Composite: 2210

SAT Math: 720

SAT Writing: 800

AP Statistics: 4

AP English Literature: 4

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

Hobbies

Singing, acting, writing, reading, running, drawing, cooking


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that any student has the ability to excel in the classroom.

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

During a first session, I would make it a priority to get to know the student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Study skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Ideally, thinking about long term goals can help motivate students to apply themselves now so that they can be proud of their future. In the meantime, positive incentives for hard work and improvement may be offered so that the student can remain excited about their studies from week to week.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Try a variety of approaches to the material, and see what clicks with the student! Sometimes the concept just needs to be reframed or accompanied by tricks to engage the memory. Once the student has a handle on it, this understanding will be solidified through continued practice on similar examples.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Reading comprehension often requires very thorough attention to detail.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Find a way to connect the work to something they do enjoy! This proves to them that they can find entertainment, even in something they might have seen as an obligation.