As a full-time tutor at a small charter high school in Roxbury, I gained invaluable experience in planning and teaching (remedial to advanced) skills to students of different grade levels. In my second year, I was selected as a Lead Tutor to help train first-year tutors. My daily responsibilities involved providing instruction in math, literacy, MCAS preparation, creative writing and visual arts. Starting this fall, I will be a PhD candidate at the English department at Tufts, where my responsibilities will eventually include teaching an introductory writing course. My departure from teaching full-time at the high school level is my motivation for this new venture, and I hope the WyzAnt program helps me connect with engaged families and students.
Though my expertise lies in the humanities, the study of literature in particular (scores of 5 on the AP Literature and Language tests,) I'm very comfortable teaching up to tenth-grade math. Other tutors may rely on teachers and/or parents to assign homework or offer direction, but my experience as an educator has prepared me to plan individualized curricula. Nevertheless, I value the connections among classwork, tests, grades, and supplementary instruction, and I strive to help students develop and succeed in their academic interests.
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