I am a fun-loving, positive tutor whose primary purpose is to build my student's academic confidence. My goal is to be the Khan Academy of writing, reading, and foreign languages-I delight in making daunting subjects manageable and welcoming to students.
I have seven years of experience with professional tutoring, teaching and youth development. I began my tutoring career seven years ago, providing private tutoring services to primary and middle school students. I helped my students in all subjects, but I really focused on developing my students' reading and writing skills. I had my first teaching position in an after school enrichment program for fifth and sixth grade students. In addition to leading culinary classes (imagine the patience it takes to work with pre-teens, knives, and fire), I led a study session for homework help, test preparation, and academic organization. I love online tutoring because it allows my students more comfort and flexibility. Admittedly, I enjoy working from anywhere with an internet connection, too!
I focus on reading, writing, and test preparation in English because I am a professional writer and SAT/ACT test grader. My method with tutoring in English, is to build strong fundamentals of organized writing and help my students to analyze texts or passages successfully. I believe in building strong fundamentals with my students, as they will carry these English skills into their academic or professional future.
I leap at the opportunity to tutor in French because I have been obsessed with foreign languages since I was 11 years old, when I enrolled in my first French class. I have also studied German, Spanish, and Arabic, and fully embrace students who are struggling with foreign languages. I resent those who say a certain language is "hard" because everything can be learned! Language consists of formulas, rules, and exceptions- and I delight in helping my students discover that. My positive and simplified approach to language learning will transform your confidence with foreign languages.
If I have to describe my tutoring style in three words, it's positive, energetic, and motivational. I believe in making concepts as painless and straight-forward as possible, so my students enjoy learning. My years of experience working with children makes it easy for me to relate to young students, but I would also love the opportunity to work with adults in any of my subjects. If you would like to work with me, feel free to contact me and set up an exploratory phone call. I look forward to hearing from you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: San Francisco State University - Bachelor of Science, Dietetics
Yoga, travel, cooking, hiking, videography, reading, and holistic health.
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep