As a former employee at a summer camp, I have a lot of experience not only with interacting with children and special needs
adults in general, but also with gently guiding them toward their desired goals. I love working with kids, and I understand firsthand what it's like to feel my own academic potential but be frustrated by schoolwork. I worked with a tutor at certain points in my life who showed me clever ways to make schoolwork fun, and it made all the difference in the world. It's for that reason that I hope to help other kids in the same way.
After working with this tutor, I went on to have great academic success in high school and college. I graduated from Oxford High School in 2008 as a National Merit Semifinalist with a GPA above 4.0. I was a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, as well as received the award for Student of the Year in Geometry
, Advanced Algebra
, and Geography
After graduating from high school, I went on to attend Davidson College in North Carolina. Davidson was not only a very well-respected liberal arts college with rigorous academic standards, it also helped to shape me into a more patient and stress-free student and tutor. Professors at Davidson were extremely hands-on, so I was able to learn from them a few helpful tips to transform seemingly impossible schoolwork into something well within my reach to complete--and complete well.
Since graduating with a B.A. in Art History
in 2012, I've tutored several kids with success. One student in particular--a young man struggling with pre-Algebra
--approached me before a big test that he simply didn't feel ready for. We sat
together for an hour the day before the test, discussing everything that he felt he didn't have a good grasp on. I then created 2 sample problems of each type, had him solve these problems, graded the practice test, and again went over the concepts with which he was struggling. We did this until I felt sure that he had the tools to solve any problem the teacher might throw at him.
A week later, his mother called me to tell me that he had made an A on his test. The pride that I could hear in her voice, as well as the way the boy's eyes lit up when I saw him finally begin to understand these new concepts, served as heartwarming encouragement to continue being a tutor.
In light of this, I hope you'll contact me about tutoring you or your child. I feel confident that together we can find a fun and fairly painless way of working through any academic hardship.