Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of tutoring some of the most athletically talented students at Temple University. The best part of the job has always been the teammate like relationship we form when setting academic goals together and then reaching them for the student using tools tailored to the student's study style and needs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Temple University - Current Undergrad, Biochemistry
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 30
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 30
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430
SAT Verbal: 710
GRE Verbal: 162
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College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe the student's goals for the class are what drives our productivity, so it is important every day to be reminded of those goals and make attainable steps to reaching them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First, I'd like to know important dates for when tests, homework, and applications are due. Then, I'd engage the student in conversations about previous classes they've enjoyed, their hobbies, and times that they have felt that their studying has helped them to get to know their personality and needs better.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students learn to learn on their own when they feel invigorated by the material and feel that they have the capacity to learn on their own. I want to help students focus not on memorizing facts but on gaining skills that can help them tackle any problem they face.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Sometimes, when we look at a large goal, it can seem daunting. The best way to avoid this is to break large tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces and set deadlines to master each step towards a larger goal.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When a student is struggling, it is important to understand why. Most of the time it is not that the material is not understandable, but the presentation and the studying style being used are prohibiting the student from grasping the information.