Hello Parents and Students!
Here’s a little about me:
I graduated from Brown University in May 2011 with a 3.85 GPA in American Civilization (or American Studies, as it is known at most other universities). My focus within this major was American literature, which allowed me to spend time reading and analyzing seminal pieces of literature, poetry, and theatre, all produced by American authors. While at Brown University, I also fervently pursued my passion for theatre, taking part in over ten university productions, enrolling in a multitude of acting classes, and leading a long-form improvisation group. Other courses of study I pursued at Brown included electronic music, philosophy, sociology, and non-fiction writing. As a high school student at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, CA, I held a 4.34 GPA and completed AP courses in Calculus, U.S. Government, U.S. History, European History and Environmental Science.
While I am new to WyzAnt, I have spent a considerable amount of time tutoring over the last few years. I believe my expertise lies primarily in Verbal testing, and I am extremely proficient in teaching the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE. Using a variety of effective test-taking strategies, I have been very successful in aiding students achieve top scores. My most recent tutoring employment was with Champion Learning, a non-profit organization that provides free tutoring to underprivileged New York City students. While my experience with Champion saw an engagement mostly with high school subjects, I have had the opportunity to tutor students as young as 6 and as old as 20. Whether teaching courses in Algebra or theatrical improvisation, my passion for education has always made my role as an instructor extremely rewarding. While tutoring is certainly not without its obstacles, I am consistently inspired by the prospect of assisting students to the best of my abilities, ensuring that they all eventually reach that “light bulb” moment.
My approach to tutoring has always been one that mixes professionalism with a sense of genuine friendship. Too often I find that students suffer from the overwhelmingly stern instruction of their schoolteachers; while I do expect a certain amount of respect and a desire to learn from my students, I also strive to make tutoring accessible and an overall enjoyable experience. I try to appeal to my students not as a teacher, but as a friend, always finding moments to laugh, exchange anecdotes, and relate on a level outside of teaching. In this way, I find that the process of educating becomes something that both the tutor and student can work towards together, where challenges are met with enthusiasm and an innate desire to succeed. To all tutoring sessions I bring patience, kindness, humor, and knowledge, while making sure that my lessons cater to the specific needs and studying habits of each student.
With the right tutor, students can approach learning as an exciting opportunity, not just a stifling chore.
Contact me through WyzAnt so I can help you or your child develop the tools required to excel in your areas of need!
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