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Hope

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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.

Hope’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Amherst College - Bachelors, Mathematics

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2400

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 800

Hobbies

Drumming, Yoga, Acting.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Business

Business Calculus

Calculus

Calculus 2

Calculus 3

College Algebra

College Application Essays

College Physics

Discrete Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

Guitar

High School Physics

College Math

Math

Microsoft Excel

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Multivariable Calculus

Music

Other

PC Basic Computer Skills

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

SHSAT Prep

SSAT Prep

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry


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.