Hello! For me, a tutor is more than just a homework helper. My goal in tutoring is to develop personal relationships with my students to help them thrive, not only in the classroom, but in life. The best teachers in my life taught me strategies for problem solving and critical thinking that applied not only to a difficult math problem or analytical essay, but also to the challenges I faced in my personal and professional life. My goal is to grow with the student, and while I might not always have the answer, I believe that with hard work, communication, and dedication, we can find a solution. My goal is to be a solid, reliable presence within the student's life--someone they can count on to be there.
My tutoring career began this past December 2011. Nonetheless, I have years of experience working with youth to bring to this position. My interest in working with youth began in high school, when I traveled to volunteer at a Bolivian orphanage. The experience ignited my interest in social justice issues and youth. Throughout my time at Yale, I studied violence and children, and paired my academic background with practical experiences. I spent one summer volunteering with street children in the Philippines and another at a children's hospital in South Africa. I spent my junior year abroad in Switzerland and India. My senior year, I served as a Freshman Counselor, supporting incoming freshmen as they navigated the academic and social challenges of university. It was by far and away the most rewarding experience I had at Yale. I graduated in 2010 in the top third of my class.
Since graduating, I worked in Alaska as a Girl Scouts counselor, traveling throughout the SE region to bring camp to rural populations. I also completed a 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training in Portland, OR with Tiffany Cruikshank. My yoga practice is my opportunity to take care of and check-in with myself, and was one of the first places I heard lessons about balance and self-care that have proved critical to maintaining my own well-being and health. I moved to Boston in February of 2011 and found a job as a counselor for youth in state custody. I recently left the position due to safety concerns and burn-out. Which brings me to the present moment!
Random facts about me: I love to hike, dance salsa, cook good food, and have spontaneous adventures. I would love to get to know you and embark on the adventure that is life, together. My best wishes.
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