I am a GMAT, Algebra I and II, and French tutor currently taking on new clients. 740 GMAT (Q50, V41) with over five years experience tutoring the GMAT. My approach is focused on pairing my students' background knowledge with tips and tricks to get to the right answers. I build personalized tutoring plans for all students to make sure they achieve their goals. I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Dartmouth College - Bachelors, Economics
Graduate Degree: Tuck School of Business - Masters, Masters of Business Administration
Writing/doing crossword puzzles, skiing, playing board games
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a teacher, I focus on supplementing the knowledge of my students with what I know about the problem. More times than not, my students have a pretty strong fundamental understanding of what the question is looking for, they just need some direction. I work to help my students find the right answer, not to give them the answer myself.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Prior to our first session, I have students take a diagnostic test that I review so I understand their strengths/opportunity areas. During our first session, I review the diagnostic test with the student and put together a roadmap for their studying and our time together. Finally, I answer any questions the student has about the test and our study plan to ensure they are comfortable with our program.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Helping a student becoming an independent learner is all about finding their inner motivation for why they want to succeed. Once we identify why the student wants to succeed, we can frame our study plan around that motivation. Additionally, homework and progress check-ins are great ways to ensure that a client becomes an independent learner.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by making sure we have different types of goals (reach goals and attainable goals) to achieve. We will use short-term wins to move towards a longer-term victory to make sure the student is chipping away at their goal.