For the last 8 years, I have been tutoring people of all ages in writing, social studies, and music. As a result, I'm able not only to craft individual lesson plans for each student, but also to develop a casual rapport that conduces to the learning process. My goal as a tutor is to help students share my excitement for music, writing, history, and the social sciences, and to make lessons fun without sacrificing academic rigor. I specialize in working with young kids (4-10) and high school students preparing for college.
My educational background includes a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with pedagogy training, and an MA in the Humanities. In both cases, my coursework ranged widely over anthropology, history, English, religious studies, and political science. I have also taken extensive coursework in education and pedagogy, which has greatly improved my tutoring and curriculum-development skills.
College-prep is an area in which I have some special knowledge gained from several years working in college admissions, and from my work as a writing instructor for incoming freshmen. Most test-prep tutors work only on the test - I know that admissions counselors look at far more than that, and I try to help strengthen students not only as test-takers, but as all-around candidates. By working with students on their writing, reading, and study skills, I prepare them not only to get into college, but to succeed once they get there.
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