Finding the right tutor for your student who is struggling in school can be an enormous challenge. A tutor isn't just a teacher who presents information all over again after school. A tutor must understand the way a student thinks and present the material in a way that makes learning it easy and straightforward.
My teaching experience:
Close friends and family have always said I have a gift for teaching particularly difficult subjects like mathematics. I tutored elementary and middle school students while I myself was in high school, and also led summer school classes in ballet and music. I also tutored all through college: I tutored elementary school children in reading and college students in basic biology and mathematics. I have been a teaching assistant all through my 4 graduate school years, always receiving the highest praise from my students. Most recently, I taught middle school algebra to a girl in my second language! I love to teach all ages: from elementary school through college and beyond!
My academic experience:
I graduated Blessed Trinity Catholic HS in 2003 with the second-highest GPA of my class. During high school I took several AP classes and scored well in all AP exams: Language, Literature, Psychology, Chemistry, and Studio Art. I graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College in 2007 with a B.A. in biology and psychology, minoring in neuroscience. I did stem cell research for 2 years and completed my Honors Thesis on the effects of haloperidol on serial pattern learning in rats in just 6 months. Two years later I earned my Master's in Public Health in epidemiology from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. I worked with the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics for two years before returning to Emory in 2011 to start my PhD in epidemiology. Genetic epidemiology is the main focus of my research interests and I am a fellow in a new program that helps emerging scientists bridge laboratory science and population-based research methods. I am currently working with the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics while I make plans to complete my PhD dissertation.
My learning and teaching philosophy:
I love teaching as much as I love learning. I envision a world in which every student, from age 5 to 105, feels empowered to take control of his or her academic progress. In this vision, every student has the self-confidence needed to tackle any academic challenge, and no student ever says, “I can’t learn,” or “I must be stupid,” or “I’m not good in school.” I envision a world in which every student experiences the immense satisfaction of solving a problem, the drive and desire to always know more - the joy of learning.
When I tutor, I seek to achieve 3 important goals with a student: a strong foundation of knowledge in the subject matter, a sense of confidence in one’s academic abilities, and an improved ability to organize one’s thoughts in order to solve a problem. These tools give students an academic edge to help them succeed!
I look forward to tackling big academic challenges with you and your family!
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