As a recent college graduate, I am looking to continue my lifelong passion for knowledge through tutoring! Last spring I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a BA in psychology. I graduated with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA, and I was sad to leave the world of academia behind. During my time in college, I worked as a tutor for a program providing academic help to students with low-income and minority backgrounds. I tutored college students in a range of subjects, from French to statistics to zoology. In high school, I participated in a peer mentoring group that tutored other high school students. I have always had a passion for the sciences, choosing to take a behavioral neuroscience track in my psychology degree. I am also proficient and fluent in French, after taking the equivalent of six semesters of language and grammar courses and spending a semester living in Paris, where I took classes focusing on French culture and history while living with a host mom who spoke very limited English. I practice my French regularly with a local group of French speakers. I was a driven student as well as a driven tutor, and I plan to continue to do that as a tutor outside of school.
I believe that academic success stems from hard work, interest in the material, and the right study skills. In the variety of classes I took in high school and college, I found I was consistently able to maintain the highest level of success not through natural aptitude, but through the right application of dedication and a sense of personal connection to the material. In classes that focused on everything from landscape architecture to the history of women in ancient Rome, I achieved A's through this formula. I would like to share this method for achievement with other students so that they can see similar results.
As a part-time nanny, I currently spend much of my time with school-age children, and have developed a process for homework help that is efficient and fun. I would love to continue working with elementary school-age kids as well in developing study skills to last through the rest of their schooling.
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