My name is Dr. Lisa, and I've spent most of the past 20 years teaching psychology and statistics at all levels of higher education. I've helped many students during office hours to not only master the material but also to master the strange world that is college/university.
I have a background in learning psychology, so I not only teach information in the best and easiest way for students to learn, but I also teach how to learn: how the brain and mind work to allow us to learn, what techniques to use to maximize learning, and what techniques to avoid like the plague. I can come up with examples and questions to help learning in a nearly inexhaustible stream, and I'm very good at thinking on my feet in a tutoring session.
If you're interested in test prep, I was a National Merit Scholar, and having created tests myself for so long I know all the tricks and and pitfalls.
I'm fascinated by the topics I teach, and I can make them interesting for even the most bored student. I'm patient, I'm firm but fair, and I won't let students get away with slacking. In fact, I often have students asking what other classes I teach so they can keep me as a professor. I've also had students tell me that I'm the first professor they've had that actually seemed interested in the topics they were teaching!
With all of that, I also won't waste time teaching what the student already knows. It's why I take a bit of time at the beginning to see where the student is at, and I keep records so that I only have to ask these questions once. If a student chooses to see me again, we can take up where we left off.
I'm transitioning away from teaching groups to teaching individuals, because I enjoy it more and I believe I can make more of a difference doing so. I'm willing to tutor anywhere in New York City--my motto is "Have MetroCard, Will Travel!"
By the way, if you'd like to learn more about me: I've always been interested in behavior, and I spent a year in Hawai'i doing dolphin language research, which had been my life's dream until I realized I hated research. Luckily, I soon found that I loved teaching. I've also worked for: a school book club, a Broadway theatre (where I managed to talk my way into a play reading and thus have a Broadway credit!), a tour company in Charleston, SC (I did ghost tours), and last but not least I've sold trolley tickets for a company in Key West, FL. I read constantly, act/sing/dance when I can find someone to cast me and watch live theatre when I can't, and travel as much as is monetarily possible--my picture is from a trip to Costa Rica, where I went zip-lining through the forest canopy.
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