Since graduating from Colgate University in 2016, I have taught in a variety of settings, working with students from several different age groups. I spent one year as a special education teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade students, and four years as a physical education teacher in early childcare. My favorite thing about about working with students is being able to help them realize their own potential. While I love being able to transfer my knowledge and skills to potential students, I am genuinely amazed when I have the opportunity to help someone grow in their self-confidence.
My Teaching Philosophy:
Learning is not merely a process of rote memorization and regurgitation of facts. It is a dynamic process in which an individual, with a unique personality and learning style, attempts to understand and integrate new concepts and ideas.
As such, my teaching style emphasizes the importance of the individual's personality. I start by meeting a student exactly where they are in their learning process for a particular subject. We work together to identify their unique learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, reading/writing, etc) and from there, use their strengths to deepen their understanding of challenging concepts. It is my belief that anyone can learn challenging concepts if they keep trying. This belief underpins all aspects of my interactions with students and encourages them to believe this truth about themselves over time.
Favorite subject to tutor:
Math! I love tutoring math because it is a challenging subject for a lot of people. I love tutoring math because it is incredibly rewarding to help students understand that even though math can seem really challenging and confusing, it is something that anyone is capable of learning if they spend enough time working on it. I love helping students build their confidence over time in a subject that, to them, seemed previously impossible to understand.
What I tutor:
Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-Camden - Master of Social Work, Social Work
Hiking Skateboarding Meditation Programming Nature Cooking Exercise
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
Middle School English
Technology and Coding