I'm graduating from Rutgers University with Ph.D. in Education in May and my focus is in Educational Psychology
. I tutor in Trenton and the surrounding area as well as New Brunswick, NJ since I often am there for work. I received a Master's degree in Education (May, 2011) and passed my dissertation defense recently. My teaching experiences have been diverse:
1. Tutoring: K-8 tutor (~8 years experience in afterschool programs), high school tutor (1 year experience afterschool, 1 year experience in-school), undergraduate peer tutor (applied statistics
for psychology, 2 years experience at Lafayette College), graduate student tutor (introductory-level applied statistics, 3 years paid experience, additional volunteer experience)
2. Classroom teaching: Undergraduate-level educational psychology (Principles of Classroom Learning) at Rutgers University (3 years experience)
3. Informal learning environments: academic coaching at Rutgers University (1 year), summer English
with Upward Bound program at Rutgers University (3 months), afterschool programs (8 years), church-affiliated programs (~6 years experience), summer camp (2 years experience, grades K-8), in-home assistance for adults with mental illnesses and/or disabilities (mental and/or physical)(3 years experience), youth mentor (3 years experience, one-on-one)
I adapt my approach to fit the needs of the student, regardless of age, but I tend to focus on methods that foster socioemotional development and self-regulated learning; my philosophy
of teaching is built upon sociocultural and social constructivist theories of learning. I also specialize in student achievement motivation, so I consider motivational concerns when I decide how to approach each individual student.
24 hours notice required
Please let me know if you'd like to work out a different rate or would like to negotiate a group rate.
Travels within 25 miles of Trenton, NJ 08618