My approach to tutoring is to develop trust, identify the goals of the student, respond to their particular needs, and to always be patient and a source of positive reinforcement.
Some parents want a tutor who will consistently be there to help their child with his or her work, primarily to supplement or reinforce what their child learns in the classroom. I can be that tutor. However, since consistent lessons can be expensive, my goal for some students will be to instill them with the right approach and determination for them to study and persevere on their own. I have encountered students who don't believe in their own natural abilities. Learning should be fun, rewarding, and positive. As a tutor it is my responsibility to make sure my students know that concept and believe in it.
I am currently working and preparing for a future career in law. I recently graduated cum laude from Queens College where I served as President and Vice President of the Student Government Association, as well as in the Academic Senate, CUNY Board of Trustees, and as a columnist for the student newspaper. I was also enrolled in Queens College's Business Administration and Liberal Arts honors program and the Freshman Honors program. Despite my busy schedule in college, I still made time to tutor elementary school students in my neighborhood and and I often helped my friends and classmates in their studies as well. My positions in student government enhanced my communication skills, and explaining concepts to other people became my forte. My experience with tutoring extends back to high school, when I tutored local public school children once a week as part of an after-school program, for which I received a Community Service and Academic Excellence award.
Here are some places I have worked or interned this past year: Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico; The Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida; Assembly Member Grace Meng's district office in Flushing, NY; Green Mountain Energy Company; and a spiritual/environmental retreat center and organic farm in the Berkshires of Connecticut. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, biking, and skiing. I have tried several types of yoga. I've also sang professionally, play piano, and enjoy writing poetry and prose.
I have tried giving here a sense of what my strengths and qualifications are, but words often cannot accurately or sufficiently convey the information that you as an individual may find necessary to determine whether I am a good candidate for the tutoring experience that your child, or you, might need. I have presented a few important details about who I am, but I encourage you to contact me with any additional questions you might have. References are also available upon request. Everyone who I've tutored from this website so far has been very happy with my service.
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