Ever since I was a kid, I really couldn't learn unless I learned in a way that made sense to me. Multiplying by five was always multiplying by ten and cutting in half, and division was always how many twos do I need to add up to make six, NEVER how many times does two go into six? I figured out that learning was all about how you thought about stuff. I made up little phonetics and learned songs for memorization, and found myself doing really well in school. What I loved the most about this strategy, though, was that I could help explain things to my friends in ways they really understood. In French class, my teacher let me walk around class and help teach my classmates conjugations, and my friends asked me for help on their homework all the time. I loved helping them all out, and I loved being helpful. My sophomore year of high school, I had the opportunity to tutor one of the younger guys on my swim team in biology and I really enjoyed it so much that I tutored him the following year in chemistry. In college, I volunteer taught swim lessons, and even got to do volunteer GED tutoring in the Manson Youth Institution, a boys prison near my university. One summer, I started Skyping with a Parisian woman to better my French and I helped her learn English. I really enjoyed all of those experiences. Getting to know everyone and help them to accomplish their goals was really fulfilling plus, I got to skip an intro French class for the Skyping! In the future, Im hoping to do a program to teach English in France for a year, and am really looking forward to honing my skills as a tutor on this platform until then.
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor in Arts, French
Music, Cooking, Water Polo