I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Communication and a Writing minor. I've tutored at both the high school and college levels. Before becoming a full time mother, I applied my writing and public speaking skills in the field of college alumni relations. In high school, I excelled in AP English Literature and AP US History and earned a near-perfect verbal SAT score.
Whether I'm using my theater background to help a student master Shakespeare, breaking down the Latin roots of vocabulary words for SAT preparation, or helping an individual to craft a compelling position paper, I truly love seeing a student's face light up in the "ah-ha" moments when some long-elusive concept finally clicks into place.
I believe that the greatest gift a tutor can give a student is a love of learning, and that love begins with building the student's confidence in his ABILITY to learn. Frustration and anxiety can lead to self-perpetuating cycles of failure. A tutor's job is to break that cycle.
I do this by first evaluating a student's initial grasp of the subject, identifying areas of strength and weakness, and then working with the individual's learning style to build mastery of the subject while teaching techniques that can be applied to any subject at any level. I am willing to communicate with parents and teachers as necessary to establish goals and modify strategies.
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