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I graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Political Science and Spanish from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. During my junior year, I studied abroad in Seville, Spain. When I was there, I l taught English to students and loved every minute of it. My favorite subjects revolve around History, Political Science, Spanish, and similar topics. I am passionate about engaging learners and making difficult information easy to understand. I am fascinated with American politics and Latin American politics. I have experience with European politics and history in the WWII era. What I love most about tutoring is seeing the growth and development in my students. Not only that, but having the student overcome challenges and become passionate about the subject is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.

Undergraduate Degree:

Agnes Scott College - Bachelors, Political Science and Government

Cooking, reading, trying new things, listening to music, watching tv and movies.

College Application Essays

College Level American History

College Political Science

College World History

Conversational Spanish

High School Level American History

High School Political Science

High School World History

IB Global Politics

IB History

IB World Religions

Middle School

Other

Political Science

Social Sciences

Spanish 1

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to personalize every experience for the individual student. Whether it be lectures, conversations, or YouTube videos; let's figure out the best method!

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

I like to get to know the student and see what they are most struggling with and what methods they know of that work for them. I want to build the relationship so that we can work well together.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I believe that independence comes with confidence. If a student feels confident and has the tools to apply their knowledge, they will become independent.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Every student is different and motivated by different outcomes. I believe that it is important to figure out what motivates each student and run with it!

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would break down the problem and attack it from a different angle or perspective.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I dissect the sentences and ask comprehension questions. Also, putting the reading in a different perspective.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I believe that building the relationship is the most important attribute to a good dynamic. We have to trust one another and both come prepared for success!

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

I would find out what excites them and try to tie the difficult subject to that topic.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would use questions, quizzes, essays, projects, or presentations to evaluate understanding.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I reward improvement and give constant feedback.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I ask them where they are struggling and how I can help them. See where their shortfalls are and where they want to improve.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I do everything on an individual basis. I see what their needs are and how best they respond. This can come with trial and error and also honest dialogue.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use resources from the tutoring service as well as my personal database of textbooks and websites.