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Julia

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I am an excellent motivator and a passionate educator. I enjoy helping young people develop confidence in their abilities and therefore become stronger students and lifelong learners.

Julia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Williams College - Bachelors, Psychology

Hobbies

Track & field, cooking, running, dogs

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

English

Homework Support

Math

Psychology

Reading

Social Sciences

Study Skills and Organization

Writing


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I like to spend the first tutoring session discussing goals.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would try to relate the subject to the student's own life. When information learned in the classroom can be applied to "real life", the information seems much more approachable and meaningful.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I like to use checkpoints to help students stay motivated. I encourage them to create a reward system for themselves as extrinsic motivators, and my hope is that students eventually become intrinsically motivated to complete their work and engage with the material.