Highly focused, solution driven individual who is fluent in French and enjoys adapting to new and challenging environments and learning new skills. Always aiming to be the best. Commercially aware and enthusiastic, with a high degree of self-initiative, entirely supportive of team efforts and not afraid of hard work; having juggled an Exercise Science degree, with international athletics obligations, mooting competitions, and employment – excelling in each one.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brunel University London UK - Bachelors, Sports and Excercise Science
Graduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Masters, Kinesiology
Track and Field
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that every individual is different and has a different skill set and a different style of learning. Not one student is the same, hence why I specifically take the time to learn and know my students so they feel comfortable with me and can achieve the best results possible. I am a dedicated and passionate tutor/mentor, and every individual that I have ever taught does not just leave with a high success rate but a developed character, as I encourage my students to be the best they can be in every aspect of life. I base my philosophy on growth mindsets, and I believe that, with patience and consistent hard work with fun pauses, we can achieve absolutely anything we want to achieve.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask them their goals and expectations, and get to know them, i.e. what they like, how do you prefer to learn, favorite hobbies, favorite foods. I will also allow the student to get to know me and outline my expectations.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By allowing each student to have autonomy over their learning. The student has to see that they are doing all the work, and that I am merely a motivator and a guide to ensure that they can one day be independent.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
It depends more on their age and their attention span. I could incorporate more breaks, come up with an agreement with their parents, and perhaps the better they do in their tutoring sessions, the more tiny incentives they can receive.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break the concept down to their level of understanding, and ensure them that it is okay to move at a slower rate. Use metaphors or ways of teaching that the student can fully relate to and finds enjoyable.