I graduated from St. John's College in 2011 with a classics-based liberal arts degree, a 3.92 GPA, and the prize for the best senior essay. I now tutor full-time. In addition to private tutoring, I work at the Harlem Children's Zone where I tutor middle school and high school students in a variety of subjects. I particularly enjoy working with students one-on-one to help them become more thoughtful, conscientious, and self-sufficient learners.
I vary my approach considerably based on each student's personality, strengths, and interests. Sometimes I find it helpful to invent games or other creative activities to bring concepts or facts to life. At other times, a more conventional, pencil-to-paper approach is more effective.
Regardless of the method, I have found that successful tutoring is as much about helping students develop better attitudes and habits as it is about teaching facts and skills. Some students feel overwhelmed in school, and they need gentle, positive feedback to rebuild their confidence. Others need an extra push to snap them out of their apathy and help them set higher standards for themselves. My ultimate goal is to help students feel confident enough with the material that their fear, anxiety, and apathy gives way to genuine curiosity. If students are genuinely engaged in their work, not only do they achieve their academic goals, but their education becomes a vital and meaningful part of their lives.
I meet students in their homes or at coffee shops, parks, or other public places. I work with both children and adults and have had several ESL students. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
I'm looking forward to working with you or your child!
NOTE: Unfortunately, my schedule is very busy at the moment. I can only take on new students who are available after 8:00 pm on weeknights or during the day on Saturdays.
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