For 7 years, I have been nurturing and unlocking students' academic potential. Tutoring is an art; like any effective coach, I encourage, challenge, inspire, and teach my tutees. But which type of support, and when? The wisdom to balance these ingredients comes only from years of experience. Come see for yourself and book a session today.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Amherst College - Bachelors, Mathematics
SAT Composite: 2400
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 800
Drumming, Yoga, Acting.
AP Physics C: Mechanics
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
High School Physics
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Compassionate coaching and student empowerment, with an eye towards conceptual understanding and long term academic success.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Identify the student's resources, learning style, and areas that need support. Then establish rapport and set goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I encourage the student to "teachback" a problem that covers a new topic we are working on.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I encourage the student to remember past times when effort has produced success, reassure that I am available for support, remind the student of her resources, and reconnect the student with long-term goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Ensure that the student has the background knowledge. Use analogy or metaphor to approach the concept. Model how to use the concept or skill. Ask the student to teach it.