A passion for learning fuels my passion for teaching. When I was younger, I often felt like school was more of a chore than an opportunity. Throughout life, though, a number of teachers and tutors helped connect my personal interests with the academic subjects I studied in school.
Often students are given an opportunity to choose one or more electives to add to their regular academic schedule. I find many students enjoy these types of classes because their individual interests become a central aspect of the course. My goal as a tutor is to discover what motivates a student outside the classroom and then find a way to weave that interest into the students course of study.
I graduated from Northwestern University. At Northwestern I double majored in economics and political science. In high school I received a 5 on the AP BC calculus exam.
I have previous tutoring experience in algebra and writing, along with government, politics, and physics.
Much like being a student, as a tutor I believe being prepared goes a long way towards success. For this reason I ask my students to send to me, prior to the lesson, a specific question they have or a concept they are having difficultly grasping. Doing so, I believe, helps focus the lesson and permits me the opportunity to come prepared with a few teaching strategies.
I often meet students at the local Starbucks or a public library, if the former has to many distractions. However, I am happy to discuss other locations if there are ones more convenient for the student.
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can assist you in your studies.
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