I am a passionate, practiced teacher who wishes to help students reach their full potential. Using empathy and listening, I assess student needs and create a custom learning plan for each client. I hold a doctorate from Brandeis University and have taught in both high school and collegiate settings.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelors, History
Graduate Degree: Brandeis University - PHD, History
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1470
SAT Verbal: 750
SAT Writing: 750
GRE Verbal: 160
Writing, historical research
College Level American History
College World History
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is centered on listening and respect. I listen to student needs and instill in them the confidence to succeed.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In my first session, I listen to what the student tells me he or she is having trouble with. I acknowledge any frustration or concerns the student might have. Then I build a structured plan to improve on student weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners by being encouraged to follow their passions. For example, I have used articles on basketball to improve student comprehension.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would acknowledge their frustration, but assure them that their problems will be solved through our course of study. I also try to make students laugh, as I think laughter is a great stress reliever.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student was having trouble understanding a concept, I would find something the student is excited about and use that to help push a lesson forward. For example, if it was a statistical problem, I might look at a baseball player's batting average to communicate the relationship between statistics and probability.