I graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2010 from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English literature. My thesis was a creative piece - an 80-page fictional novella. As an aspiring writer, I have a vested interest in modern literature. I am, moreover, interested in sharing my love for writing and reading with young people. I am thorough and patient in my assessment and assistance of the writings of others. I am conscientious and detail-oriented in my own reading, and would love the opportunity to help others experience books in an imaginative, informative, pleasurable way.
I lived in Austria for an entire year (2009-10). During this time, I dedicated a large effort to learning and speaking the local language. As a result, I have an excellent cultural understanding of German-speaking countries in Europe, and can share not only German language but interesting cultural information. I have successfully completed a minor in German, read/speak fluently, and love it wholeheartedly.
During my first two years in college, my major was initially Genetics. In this field of study, I completed extensive scientific coursework (with a GPA of 3.93) including all of the following: Biology 1&2, Chemistry 1&2, Calculus 1&2, Organic Chemistry 1&2, Biochemistry, Physics 1&2. I am well-rounded in my studies of mathematics and science, and I am particularly good at simplifying difficult scientific concepts into smaller, more comprehensible ideas.
I have extensive experience in education. During high school, I tutored younger students in language and mathematics. I have had two educational internships, one of which was teaching an ESL course in downtown Minneapolis, the other of which was assisting English teaching in an Austrian classroom. I routinely tutored my classmates in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Calculus during college.
I am genuinely interested in helping young people improve their performance and achieve their dreams. I am experienced, patient, friendly, and kind, and I believe I can make a significant difference in your child's academic life.
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