My goal is to discover the best way to improve the student's retention and understanding of a subject by adapting the method to the student. Every child or teen (or undergraduate, for that matter) has a different learning style and comes to each subject with varying strong & weak points. Rather than replicate the classroom experience, the main goal is to show students that they can overcome initial problems and master any subject--when they choose to commit themselves to doing just that.
In college, I was a generalist who expected to specialize in grad school and eventually to teach on the college level, but found himself instead deciding to work in the real world--very concretely. At Princeton, I studied urban history, with extensive coursework in architectural history & urban planning, along with urban politics and economic history, and graduated college Magna Cum Laude. But I found time to indulge my love of the humanities in those four years, with courses in comparative literature, including Prof. Robert Hollander’s legendary full-term Dante seminar, substantial art history & course work in politics & economics (macro & micro), and ancient and Late Antique history, encompassing some study of comparative religion.
As a tutor I have worked mostly with high school students, in such subjects as AP Geography, World History, Economics and varied English literature and social science subjects. I have also tutored and taught SAT prep, having always done exceptionally well on standardized tests (my GREs, for example, were 740/700/770 -- when they still had the analytical section). I can cover subjects outside my core competences with some warning and allowance for prep time. Parents will find it easy to communicate with me and keep abreast of student progress. Ultimately the tutoring relationship is not just with the student, but the family more broadly and certainly with the parents. Now, let's begin!
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