Hello there! I am a current undergraduate student at Princeton University majoring in International Affairs and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. I love tutoring students! No matter what the level, I am always up for the challenge of teaching!
I started tutoring when I was in the 8th grade by helping students in my middle school. I continued tutoring throughout high school, specializing in humanities and some math. In college, I tutor mostly elementary and middle school students in the Trenton area in subjects varying from reading, writing, spelling, and math.
When tutoring students, I find the most effective methods to be continuous practice and real-life scenarios. I like to start my lessons off by examining what students do not understand or need extra help understanding and then devoting time and patience to helping students get it, from the smallest to largest concepts. In this case, practice (and lots of it!) makes perfect. When explaining concepts, I always try to relate the situation to the student on their level, by integrating ideas that they enjoy talking about like sports, cartoon characters, and music. I believe that it students have a vested interest in what they are learning, they will be more devoted to finding out the answers to the questions at hand. If one method does not work, I try another and another until something works! My favorite thing about tutoring is seeing the "lightbulb moment" when students finally "get it," and I will do whatever it takes to reach that moment.
I am always open for parent involvement in the process, and I think that this is a important part of the learning process. I am totally open to working with parents and I will sometimes rely on parents to let me know what students need extra help on. So I hope that parents can be open and honest with me throughout the time we are working together.
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