I am an experienced tutor who finds joy in learning. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound where I majored in Religious Studies and minored in Math. I received honors in my major and was accepted into the Theta Alpha Kappa Honors Society. In addition to tutoring, I currently work in human resources.
I began tutoring in college when I started helping local high school students with algebra and physics. This was the first of many tutoring positions which went on to include both in-school and in-home tutoring. I have worked as an independent contractor as well as with tutoring agencies, giving me a wealth of different tutoring experiences. I have worked with students from preschool through college in reading, writing, math, and study skills. As a result, I have helped many students raise their grades and reach or exceed their goals. This included preparations for the SAT and state testing.
I believe that anyone can learn anything if given the right tools and motivations. I am patient but firm, and hope to instill confidence and self-efficacy in every student. I do so by placing more emphasis on understanding concepts than on getting the right answer; the right answer will come when the concepts are understood. I have always excelled at test-taking and scored three 5's (in English Literature/Composition, English Language/Composition, and Calculus AB) and three 4's (in Calculus BC, Physics C, and US History) on my AP exams.
When I am not working, I like to read, obsess over my favorite TV shows, make home improvements, and I am trying to teach myself how to cook and play the bagpipes (not simultaneously).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Puget Sound - Bachelor in Arts, Religious Studies
SAT Writing: 700
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 710
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