I graduated cum laude from Whitman College in May of 2016, with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. I completed honors theses in two fields, educational psychology and philosophy of education, and received the Soper Prize in Philosophy, which is awarded annually to the departments strongest graduating senior.
I bring 10 years of tutoring experience. Most recently and substantially, I worked in 2016-2017 as the Writing Support Specialist for Whitman Colleges Academic Resource Center and Disability Support Services. In this position, I provided individualized tutoring and academic coaching to a diverse group of Whitman students, especially to students with documented learning disabilities, including ADHD, dyslexia, and visual processing disorders. I developed warm, trusting relationships with all of my students as I supported them in identifying and working toward their goals over the course of the academic year. I have also tutored privately and mentored elementary school students, volunteered in elementary school and adult ESL classrooms, worked as a copy editor for Whitman Colleges student newspaper, and informally served as go-to sounding board and writing editor for friends and peers.
I utilize knowledge of educational psychology to adapt my tutoring to students specific learning styles and challenges. I am well-versed in processing, attention, and text-based disorders; learning styles and teaching strategies; cognitive mechanisms involved in learning; and strategies for effective communication.
I welcome students who seek an effective, supportive, enriching, and fun tutoring experience. I enthusiastically help elementary students form study skills for life, high school students crack the SAT, and college students master writing and test taking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Whitman College - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
SAT Math: 700
SAT Writing: 760
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CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology
CLEP Introductory Psychology
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization