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Algebra was the first academic subject I tutored regularly in. When I was in 8th grade, I noticed that my peers in algebra were having difficulties that I didn't have. Once in a while I'd stay after school and help people who asked for it, and this soon turned into a regular after-school tutoring program. To this day, algebra is one of my favorite subjects to work in, and I find myself coming back to it with various students.
I have tutored all ages since the time I was 13. I served as a tutor with the America Reads Program in college in rural Vermont working with a small elementary school. I both helped run the after-school program and served in the classroom as a teacher's aide. I have experience working with learning disabilities and differently-abled students as well as students as young as kindergarteners.
Math was the first academic subject I tutored regularly in. When I was in 8th grade, I noticed that my peers in algebra were having difficulties that I didn't have. Once in a while I'd stay after school and help people who asked for it, and this soon turned into a regular after-school tutoring program. To this day, math is one of my favorite subjects to work in, and I have been fortunate enough to teach it consistently at all levels.
I have played guitar since the age of 10; my father played professionally, and I learned by ear. I completed my BA in Music from Dartmouth College in 2009, and I have been an active musician since.
I have a B.A in music from Dartmouth College. I have taken courses in ethnomusicology specializing in the Persian Radif and Hindustani Raga traditions. I studied early music with Bill Summers and intend to pursue a PhD in historical musicology specializing in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. I have experience and training in various periods and cultures, so I am more than qualified to tutor in this area.
My mother's sister was left with developmental disabilities after 2 bouts with meningitis as a toddler. As a result, I grew up immersed in a family deeply involved with people with special needs. I volunteered with Special Olympics throughout my childhood and into my college years, and my mother continues to work as a job coach for differently abled adults. This prepared me for my time working with the America Reads program, where I was assigned to a classroom with two autistic children and two dyslexic children. I worked with these same children from first through third grades.
Throughout my tutoring career, I've worked with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, anxiety issues, confidence issues, and various mental health issues with a high level of effectiveness. I am extremely empathetic and patient, and I have found that my students relate well and trust me. Because I am truly invested in seeing my students succeed, I try to be very tuned in to individual needs and learning quirks, and I adjust my style as necessary.
I have a BA from Dartmouth College and nearly 15 years of tutoring experience. I teach my students to move forward in an organized, step-by-step manner. Examples of study skills methods I use include
1) writing possible quotes for papers on individual note cards that organize information/citations while allowing students to play with order and organizational structure
2) using acronyms, music/tunes to help remember information (ex. singing the quadratic equation to "Pop Goes the Weasel")
3) optimizing time management and determining priorities
4) finding real world analogs for abstract concepts
I received my BA in music from Dartmouth College. While an undergraduate, I studied voice (I am an operatic contralto) with Louis Burkot and participated in the Dartmouth College Glee Club. After moving to the Boston area, I became involved in the MIT Musical Theatre Guild, capturing 2 leading roles and vocal directing the Guild's production of Jekyll and Hyde. I currently sing with 2 well respected area choirs and have had 2 private students in the area. I am comfortable teaching voice at a beginning to intermediate level.