My name is Julia and I am a junior at Connecticut College. I am a Psychology and Economics double-major. I am a highly motivated student who enjoys helping peers as well.
I was born and raised in France so I am fluent in both French and English. When I am not at school, I live on Cape Cod. In my free time, I enjoy running, photography, and hanging out with friends.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Connecticut College - Current Undergrad, Psychology, Economics
SAT Composite: 2140
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Writing: 720
Running, Photography, Crafting, Reading, Lacrosse
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP Introductory Psychology
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The best way for a student to become an independent learner is for them to become accountable for their learning. This means that they must own their difficulties as well as their strengths and admit where they may need help. I will help each student realize their potential and acknowledge that they can do it on their own, without someone guiding them. This happens over time as a student's confidence builds in a subject matter.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
The strongest motivation is intrinsic. I would help a student find that flame within themselves that has kept them going in the past. I would explain to them that it is normal to lose motivation but that it is also very possible to regain it. I would ask the student about their long-run and short-run goals, as being reminded of those can often help boost confidence.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Each student has a different learning style. Generally, if a student does not understand a skill or concept, it is because they do not comprehend the way it is being explained. I would try to have the student think about the problem or concept in a different way than how they were previously looking at it.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have them explain the problem or concept to me, as teaching someone else often demonstrates true mastery of the topic. I would also have them try solving different problems than ones they may already be familiar with.