fun, outgoing tutor, constantly considering the needs and personalities of my students, in order to empathize with them and customize their experience. There is no more rewarding feeling than helping students overcome frustrating boundaries and re-emphasizing their self confidence.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bard College - Bachelors, History
Photography, Writing, Reading, Basketball, Music. I love to watch documentaries and dance with my friends. Muffins are one of my favorite foods.
College Level American History
College Political Science
College World History
High School Level American History
High School Political Science
High School World History
Middle School Reading
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Listening is important. I try to let students advocate for themselves, and be detailed in describing what part of the assignment they're having difficulty with. I find visual, real-life anecdotes help get concepts across to students. Patience is essential. I never want to be cold or impersonal, while at the same time maintaining professional demeanor.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Have a conversation and hear about their interests; which areas they are confident in and which they feel are difficult as well as why. We can review the work together, running through the questions and text bit by bit before attempting to engage. I'd ask them what they are missing in their academic experience and what they're hoping to gain from my presence and help.