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My love for relationships and my desire to help the less fortunate or struggling beautifully melded together when I had the chance to take up tutoring in my sophomore year of high school. My most memorable tutoring experience consisted of working with an ESL student who was struggling with writing and English. Although I encountered obstacles in my teaching, I was constantly motivated by the fact that I could use my education, especially in areas that I am greatly passionate about (writing and literature), to help this student gain confidence in her learning abilities and get to a point where, instead of being discouraged, she could actually enjoy learning. I especially loved the moments when she reached a breakthrough in her understanding of a concept and was so happy that I had been able to use my knowledge to enhance her understanding and enjoyment of a topic. I tutored through out high school and continue to tutor in college as I help other students to realize their potential and achieve their goals.

Beyond tutoring, I enjoy hanging out with friends, mentoring, going for runs, and playing music (I play guitar, piano, and am currently learning cello). I also love to read — making my life as an English major quite enjoyable — and one of my greatest delights is seeing a neat pile of the five different books I’m trying to read simultaneously all stacked up on my desk. I look forward to the great privilege of working with students and getting to know them both academically and personally!

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Amy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Princeton University - Current Undergrad, English

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 780


Education reform (will be working with college access program — Matriculate — on campus in the fall); Music (play piano, guitar, and am learning cello); Christian fellowship group on campus at Princeton; Volunteering at local church youth group

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support


Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing


PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking


SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in the power of education; both in the power of what it does and in the power of what it is. Education provides opportunity by shaping a mind and giving it the knowledge and tools it needs to be able to solve problems, approach challenges, and create innovation. Consequently, those with more education tend to be more mobile and stable in our society because they are able to meet a supply, the need for problem-solving and invention for the betterment of the human race, for which there is and will always be much demand. While education does provide this stability, and for that reason is important, perhaps the most important aspect of education is its nature, for education is something that has value in and of itself. Learning about biological processes or how to draw deeper meaning out of stories through literary analysis will likely be able to land the scholar a good job, but will also allow the student to think more critically about any issue he may face, whether it be a technological or ethical issue, and to see the world in a deeper and more colorful way.

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