I majored in anthropology
while attending Oakton Community College and was on the high honor roll in all of my social science
classes, which included cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, sociology
, developmental psychology
, intro to psychology, and archaeology
. I won the very esteemed "English
Student of the Year" award at Oakton for outstanding writing
and English skills. I have also taken courses in astronomy
, and my tutoring methods with science include creative, hands on demonstrations to assist in student conceptualization and understanding. I do not believe copying texts or filling out worksheets give students the best chance at excelling; instead, I firmly believe in seminar-style discussion, fun brain games and exercises, mock debates, and most importantly making a student comfortable enough to ask whatever is on their mind.
Growing up as a special needs
child myself, I seriously lacked connection to my educators until I reached college, and I truly believe that distance hindered my learning. I would always encourage exploration, hands-on activities, connecting concepts to real-life scenarios, fostering a student's voice and confidence, and mostly, I hope to evoke a passion I found inside of myself for learning and education in students struggling to find meaning in a more standardized education system. I am patient, excitable, and give great feedback. I also believe that any child at any point in their education can see amazing results once they have found a tutor that works with the child's individuality and life experience. I hope to broaden the horizons of otherwise bored or confused students and show them that learning is truly a thrill.
8 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60640