Hi there! I am a Los Angeles native and graduated with a BA in Jewish Studies and Sociology from the University of Colorado- Boulder in 2013. I I have extensive tutoring experience, teaching students of all ages in a wide away of subjects. I absolutely love teaching Hebrew and Jewish studies, and am pride myself on my ability to encourage students of all ages to grasp and ultimately love learning and speaking Hebrew. I also enjoy tutoring students in reading, essay writing, english, grammar, and public speaking.
I have traveled all over the world, and was lucky to spend my second semester of my Junior Year at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. I love learning and teaching and try to make it as fun and exciting as possible.
In my free time, I love to write and compose music, read poetry, and go to concerts all around Los Angeles.
I look forward to working and growing with you! Thank you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelors, BA Jewish Studies / BA Sociology
I love writing, singing and arranging music, taking dance classes, reading and studying the middle east, hebrew language, studying religion, I love cooking and finding new recipes, bike riding, hiking, camping, and more...
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student possesses different learning habits. Therefore, I believe in instilling a passion for learning into each one of them. It's important to show the many ways of experiential learning: interacting with the text during a reading exercise or perhaps choosing a song to help you memorize a definition or order of wording. I believe that every child can reach their learning potential with high expectations, unwavering support, and a caring tutor.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session is to learn as much about the student: their goals, what they want to strengthen and feel more confident in, and after that, we will work on how we can collectively reach those goals!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Encourage them to write questions down when they don't understand. Don't be afraid to look up a word if you don't know. Reinforce that you can only get better and more confident from here.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Keeping a little notepad with goals is important. Once you can check off a couple of the boxes, you will feel a deep sense of accomplishment.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
There are always other ways to teach a concept. I loved putting everything to music to help me memorize and study, because it made it easier to remember. I believe with the right approach, every student can and will succeed. It may just take a few different routes.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will always tell students to map out what and who they're reading about. Use a piece of paper to make a web of all the details. Post-it notes are also super helpful! We will work on it together! If you open the chapter where you left off a couple days ago, go back at least 3 pages to remind yourself what you were reading about! It's important to review!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
With games that will spark their interest!