Hi there, I'm Madie! I was brought up by two public school teachers who instilled in me an immeasurable appreciation for learning and, also, sharing the things I've learned. Whether assistant teaching for advanced placement biology (the subject I struggled most with in high school), providing feedback on and editing writing, sharing winning strategies for standardized tests, or sticking by a student's side as they strive to increase and maintain academic resilience I've always found value in personalized educational enrichment. Because, look, learning and retaining skills & information is challenging!
For the most part, we hope and expect to have our academic needs met by the school we attend-- whether its seeking advice from your teacher, a school counselor, or an older sibling. But sometimes, the type of support we need as students goes beyond this. I can relate. I, myself, sought out tutors in high school for help with chemistry, European history, and ACT test preparation. At the time, I was a little embarrassed to seek the help out. Now, nearly five years later & one semester away from receiving my bachelors from an Ivy League school (!!), I can wholeheartedly say I am so thankful I looked for help when I needed it.
The scariest part of struggling with a subject isn't the grade we might get; the scariest part of struggling with a subject is the things we start to tell ourselves, "How am I not getting this? I'm just not a math/science/English person. It's probably better if I just give up." No! Here I'd pose the age-old question: Would you say that to a friend or a teammate? Hope not.
That sort of negative self talk stifles curiosity and growth. My experience has taught me that there is, practically always, a way to learn challenging material which feels more relevant and approachable. That's where the tutoring comes in!
If you are having difficulty in a subject, embrace that you're struggling. Together, we can find the particular areas that are causing you trouble, we can make them approachable, and we can work through them!
In high school, I captained a state championship girls soccer team. I was a member of the national honors society, and math honors society. I was a regular volunteer at the Andre House in downtown Phoenix and the Foundation for Blind Children. Since attending Brown, I've played soccer in the school's intramural league. I've worked as a counselor for minority first-year students. And I've received university funding to pursue social innovation research related to social justice.
I'm happy to tutor all the subjects listed below. Please inquire if there is something you are interested in which is not listed. I am also completely open to working with students who are pursuing tutoring to work beyond their grade level. All K-12 students welcome. College first and second year students welcome.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor in Arts, Science, Technology, and Society
Literature, music, sports, ethics
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Writing