I have been tutoring as a volunteer position since middle school, when I helped young children at a summer tutoring program organized by Faith Community Church. More recently, I have volunteered at the Westport Boys and Girls Club as well as helping my younger brother with his homework at home.
I have attended St. Johns College of Annapolis, a unique liberal arts college with devoted teachers and a focus on person-to-person conversations about the material. I am currently taking time off of school for health reasons and am currently planning the next steps of my education.
I aim to help elementary and middle school aged children with Writing, Math, and English, including grammar and reading comprehension. My math skills include Basic Arithmetic, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra as well as Algebra I. I am also skilled in general testing skills and SAT Prep in particular. I can also help with essential computer skills, on Mac or PC, and use of Microsoft applications.
I am especially invested in tutoring in math and reading. If learned well, math can teach students to use the information around them in order to understand the world. And reading, if it is not treated like a chore, can open up imagination and possibilities, as well as teaching children ways that people express their experiences.
To me, the most important part of tutoring is helping children to understand material in ways that allow them to learn to recognize their strengths and apply them to their studies in ways they may not immediately see. Some keen-eyed students can understand abstract subjects through visual aids, while some may work better with quantifications and variables, even when studying literature. It is important to me that students understand that their unique ways of learning are strengths, and not crutches. I avoid rote memorization whenever possible.
Off the clock, I am a devoted reader and a novice poet and writer, as well as a fan of critical analysis of all types of media, especially books and video games. I am also a baker and a fan of nature hikes.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: St Johns College - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 750
Reading, writing, analysis, walking, jogging, video editing
Basic Computer Literacy
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science