I am a graduate of Tufts University (Magna Cum Laude, double majoring in Clinical Psychology and Child Development, as well as following the premedical track), and I have always been a teacher/tutor at heart. My first experiences tutoring came in high school, where I tutored my peers, on a volunteer basis, in Algebra II and Physics.
During college winter and summer breaks, I took a break from tutoring and did a good amount of substitute teacher work with students in grades 6-12. I also taught a preschool summer class for a few months. I find it not only easy, but fun to get along with students of all ages. It is truly fascinating to watch and be involved in the learning process.
This is what brought me, following graduation, to work at a high achieving, no excuses public charter in Boston as a full time resident tutor. The school is lottery based, and serves a majority population of inner city, poor, minority students. I tutor Geometry, Algebra, PreCalculus, and Physics (can you tell I love Math and Science yet?) for high school students. I love this job, and there are so many satisfying elements (seeing kids come in with 6th grade reading levels and leaving caught up by senior year, for example). But I think the best part about this job isn't the fact that I get to teach content that I enjoy, but rather that I get to develop very close connections with my students. I firmly believe that if you can form a non-academic relationship with someone, a lot more learning can happen.
After this year, I plan to get my Master's degree and teach in inner city charters. I prefer Math, but am a lover of literature, and can tutor reading and writing as well.
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