I am a Hunter College CUNY honors graduate living in New York City, where I first started tutoring English and ESL skills at the Hunter College Reading/Writing Center.
I also work for the DOE as a substitute teacher in New York City public, private, and charter schools, teaching all grades and subjects during the school year. In the Summer, I've taught classes in Summer Camps all over Brooklyn, so I've definitely run the spectrum of youth education in New York City!
In my junior and senior years of college, I won English Department awards for playwriting and essaywriting, and my plays have been read and performed in theater spaces, including at the Thespis Theater Festival 2013. I also perform in Childrens' Musical Theater with the group FunikiJam! World Music (www.funikijam.com).
I enjoy tutoring because I get to learn at the same time that I teach! Please contact me to setup an appointment.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, English
Music, film, dance
What is your teaching philosophy?
The Socratic method; using guiding questions to lead students towards their own conclusions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Play an introductory game using names or shared interests.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Ask them questions that they can figure out on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Appeal to common or shared interests.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break it down into simpler sections, before tackling it as a whole.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Read easier texts.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Structure the lesson like a game.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Find an appropriate real world example.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Periodic review; habitually going back and reviewing a particular topic.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Create a pattern for perfect practice.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Listen to them.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Find out what the student is interested in, and tutor with that lens.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Online, or written.