I am excited that you are considering me to be your tutor for elementary math or LSAT Analytical Reasoning! I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts degree in Bioethics at New York University and I hope to go to law school next year. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a degree in Psychology in January, 2016. I am a certified Elementary Education teacher in New Jersey, with experience in classrooms and tutoring programs. After I completed a year of student teaching in a fifth grade classroom, I was hired by that school as fourth grade classroom aide. Getting to work with children every day, and seeing them grow as individuals, was an invaluable experience. Working with children with special needs, I learned how to appeal to a wide range of learning styles while also making learning fun. I am passionate about helping learners realize their full potential!
Math has always been my favorite subject, which is probably why I actually enjoy the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT (shh!). To me, the problems are more like puzzles, and I look forward to the opportunity to work through this section with you! The best part it's totally learn-able. You'll be amazed at how quickly concepts become clear and the games become easier.
Outside of tutoring, my favorite thing to do is play with my one-year-old mini Australian Shepard, Max. I also love to shop and read, especially memoirs. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Montclair State University - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters, Bioethics
Outside of tutoring, I love to read, shop, and play with my dog!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a first session, I like to spend time getting to know the student. We may talk about what areas the student is struggling with, goals, and what ways of learning work best for him/her.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I believe in an "I do, we do, you do" method of teaching. For many areas, I like to show the student how I would solve the problem, work through a problem together, and finally allow the student to try it on his/her own.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When tackling a particularly challenging skill or concept, I find it is best to try approaching it from a new angle. Using manipulatives can help make some abstract concepts more concrete.