I am an intelligent, friendly, and passionate graduate of Wellesley College. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish and am enthusiastic about learning and the value of education. I love to relate to people with compassion and understanding and help find the perfect approach to match individual needs. I am very personable and aim to develop a positive and comfortable learning environment!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wellesley College - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 34
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 720
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 740
Spanish, Yoga, and Reading
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep
ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep
AP Studio Art: Drawing
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP American Literature
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Composition
CLEP English Literature
CLEP Introductory Sociology
CLEP Social Sciences and History
College Application Essays
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
COMPASS Reading Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Latin America History
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Find the method that fits with the student; every individual is different, and there is a solution for every situation!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know their learning style, typical struggles and strong suits.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can demonstrate the way I think about academic topics and explain the problem-solving mindset that I have adopted as an independent learner myself.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would pick a fun, yet still educational, activity to do at the end of an assignment, such as a song or a poem (if the topic was a language).
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would be patient and try many different teaching methods to evoke the best learning possible.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Read aloud with them and pause to explain how I can notice when something is important or should be taken note of and how I would make these notes alongside the text.