Hello! I'm currently a student at Johns Hopkins and tutor many things from English and Writing to History and Math. I can even help with the college process, essays, and parts of the ACT. I also do music stuff, so if you're interested in that or want to have that connecting to lessons, that can certainly work with me! As far as my teaching style goes, it varies from student to student. I try to find out how the student learns material and cater to that, rather than simply throwing all of the material at a student and hoping that it sticks. Let me know if I can help!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University - Current Undergrad, Music Composition
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 34
Music, Video Games, Writing, Story Telling in General, Movies, TV, Books, etc.
AP Music Theory
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
For me, I try to learn about the student, what they like, what they're interests are, etc. and tie those into the topics we're covering via conversation.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I'd put a spin on it; to look at it not from the textbook side, but from the living and breathing side. Instead of looking at Gatsby as an idea, for example, I'd look at him as a person. I also try to tie in the student's interests to make it so they're working with what they like to work with and make the subject matter much more enjoyable.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I give them a chance to lead the conversation. Work through the problems or explain what was going on historically, as if I was the student. If they can teach it to me, then they know it.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
The more we talk about the subject, the more they're able to talk about it in a casual, non-presentational manner, the more confidence they'll naturally build with the subject material.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I ask, I listen, and I look. I ask to see what they think they need help with. I listen to understand where they're struggling, and I look to see where they fail when they work through the subject material. You have to go at it with a microscope sometimes to find the hairline crack in the foundation. But, once I find it, I can help them fix it.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Through talking to them and getting to know them and how they study, I can see how they learn. Then, I cater to that specific need. For example, if they learn through doing, I'm not going to walk them through math equations. I'm going to let them lead the way and let us figure out the answer together.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on the material we're covering and what materials they already have.