My tutoring experience began at Kaplan, a national leader in test preparation. I worked for Kaplan as an ACT tutor, and I was certified on all sections of the test: English, reading, writing, math, and science.
I also work full-time as an education researcher at Shedd Aquarium. I study trends in informal science learning, and I've designed and delivered programs for all different age groups. I've worked on outreach programs for elementary schools, science labs for teens, and professional development programs for teachers.
I have a degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where I majored in biology and minored in psychology. I was also heavily involved in theatre at DePauw and acted professionally for a while after college. I still enjoy performing, but today I concentrate more on music, playing bass guitar for a couple of different bands. Fun bonus fact: I once opened for Foghat, the band famous for "Slow Ride."
My training as a tutor has taught me to focus on each client as an individual. No two people are alike. My job is to find out where the learner is currently and what he or she needs to make progress. I enjoy getting to know people and helping them achieve their goals, whatever those might be!
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