If you are searching for someone to assist you or your student with reading, writing, test preparation, or the college application process, look no further!
About me: I have been an instructor in the College Preparatory Program at one of the five New York City honors high schools for the past five years. The objective of the program is to both help help them with their applications to universities, including for most Ivy League schools, and to assist them in developing the skills they will need to succeed in their future academic careers. This means not just working through a particularly difficult assignment with them, but also building analytical skills and study processes which traditional educational institutions do not foster. Prior to this, I was a professor in the History Department at Queens College, and in addition, I hold a broader teaching resume that includes over fifteen years of experience with students from elementary through collegiate levels.
As for my own academic career, I am a PhD candidate at the City University of New York in European History, looking to graduate within the year. I specialize in intellectual history, which means that I am widely versed in literature, philosophy, and religious thought from antiquity to the present--in particular, argumentation and rhetoric. I have sat on various admissions committees for a multitude of institutions, and have taken an active part in the selection of applicants for admission and scholarships. Participating many times in both sides of the admissions process has given me a unique perspective into what it takes to craft a successful application, from the drafting of a personal statement to the often overlooked step of lobbying professors at the desired university. Former students of mine have been accepted to institutions such as Yale, Harvard, and Stanford, to name a few.
As for standardized test preparation, both my SAT and GRE scores are in the ninety-ninth percentile, and I have proven strategies for increasing test results. None of this matters, though, if a student does not feel excitement about the learning process. I bring to the teaching and tutoring experience a passion that stems from my love of learning. My primary goal is to convey this passion to my students. I find that both the enthusiasm and skills they develop during my classes and sessions are applicable beyond their academic career.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and developing a strategy for your our your student's academic success!
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