Ivy League educated tutor who enjoys distilling complicated concepts to students who struggle to keep up with the pace of instruction. I can help you better plan and organize your work in a way that makes sense with your learning style. I try to make learning fun and engaging and will use different resources to bring things to life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelors, Anthropology
Graduate Degree: Babson College - Masters, General Management/MBA
Reading, writing, dancing, traveling and cooking
AP US History
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Curiosity, engagement and fun is how I approach learning. I help my students to think about things differently, see patterns, organize thoughts to quickly recall concepts and remember them, especially during test time.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would ask them some basic questions about the things they enjoy and don't enjoy doing to get a sense of how they learn. I would ask questions about how they take in information. I might give them the online learning style inventory if they are above 12 years old to understand their learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By supporting them to be a little more curious about the world around them through simple daily self-inquiry based activities. Greater inquiry is the first step to curiosity and, subsequently, learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find different methods to introduce the concept; sometimes at a later time frame.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I dissect the paragraph line by line, ask a lot of questions, and rebuild the paragraph conceptually. I might help them think about and underline key words that may help with recall and understanding.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Asking them questions about their learning needs.