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As a life long learner, instructional coach for college professors, and k-12 instructor, I am most happy when I can support those seeking to achieve their learning goals.

Gretchen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Southern Connecticut State University - Bachelors, History

Graduate Degree: Western Governors University - Masters, Curriculum and Instruction


Reading, Visiting Historical Sites, Personal Training, NCAA officiating

Tutoring Subjects


AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP US History

College Level American History

College World History

GED Prep

GED Social Studies

High School Level American History

High School World History


ISEE- Middle Level

Social studies


SSAT- Middle Level

Test Prep

World History

World Religions

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Education is the key to success and healthy habits of mind. Equipped with equitable access to differentiated learning strategies, expert instruction, personalization, and instructor empathy, learners can successfully achieve their educational goals.

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

I'd inquire about the student's interests and coursework to get to know strengths and weakness in their learning process and what might help me reach them better as a tutor.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students need confidence to be able to make managed risks knowing they can have the help they need to grow. In time, this confidence will lead to independent learning.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Reminding the student of their goals and finding ways to make the information more manageable and engaging.