I am an intelligent, dynamic, personable individual looking to aid as many people as possible through the joys of education.
I had my introduction to tutoring several years ago, when I taught a child with a disability through eighth grade. That experience gave me the utmost respect for all of our children who are learning, no matter how hard their struggle may seem from our perspective.
I am a well-rounded individual, graduating high school at sixteen and obtaining my undergraduate degree at nineteen. At twenty I was awarded my M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management Studies from the University of Haifa in Israel.
I consider myself worldly, knowledgeable, and I am very intuitive. I believe each persons tutoring experience should lend to their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses, in the most enjoyable way possible. I guarantee that if you choose me to be your tutor, you will see a remarkable uptick in both grades and confidence in the subject being reviewed!
I believe in the potential of every single student who hires me as their tutor!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: State University of New York at Purchase - Bachelors, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: University of Haifa Haifa Israel - Masters, Peace & Conflict Management Studies
Scuba diving, snowboarding, computers, space, model rocket building, drums, guitar, reading, Star Wars, science fiction, video games, technology
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
College Political Science
High School Level American History
High School Political Science
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
At the start of any tutoring session, I take the time to listen to the goals and issues that the student is having with their particular assignment or a course as a whole. I find that understanding the expectations of the student in regards to what they wish to gain from our time spent together ensures that they will be pleased with the outcome of the tutoring session. Sometimes, it is necessary for me to intuit the issues that a student has with a particular assignment or course, so I adjust the manner in which we approach that issue to best meet the student's needs.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
There is always some portion of a subject that can be understood by a given student, and that is the spark that lights the fire of excitement. I like to focus on what the student has already gleaned from the subject, discover any issues that they may be having, and work on the subject using their personal learning style to ensure that the student is interested and engaged in any work that we are doing on a given course. I also like to use "real world" examples of how the student could use the knowledge they are learning and apply it to their own lives, or perhaps even possible career aspirations!