Colorado State University (English)
My passion for teaching comes from once being a student who struggled to find effective study skills. It took time and support for me to realize my style of learning, so I truly understand the importance of patience and respecting that each student has different needs. I love tutoring because I enjoy coming up with creative learning approaches that help students feel confident in their abilities. The one-on-one of tutoring is what I appreciate most about the experience. I believe that presently listening and reflecting back what a student is experiencing helps them to feel heard and valued, a practice that is far too rare in education. My goal is always to sustain and support the student's growth in the long run, even if that means putting me out of a job!
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a BA in English. My professional goal is to become a writer (I enjoy writing in all genres, but have been published in poetry and creative nonfiction). Within the next 5 years I would like to attend graduate school and earn an MFA in poetry. In college, I took many psychology courses, concentrated in counseling, because I am also interested in pursing a helping profession. I have considered applying to graduate school for counseling or social work, and am looking into dual programs that would synthesize my love for writing and psychology.
Previously, I volunteered as a mentor and tutor in a research program called Campus Corps. This was an excellent environment where I was paired with an at-risk student in the Fort Collins community, working with them individually for a semester on academic and social skills. I have also worked as a summer camp counselor with elementary age children for over eight years. Although it was primarily focused on play, the job taught me a lot about teaching, problem solving, and effective communication with students.
If you would rather watch the movie than read the book, can't stand the thought of organizing an essay, zone out while you read and don't realize it until you've finished a whole chapter, secretly don't understand the difference between an adverb and adjective, and you want a fun and friendly person to help break these things down, I would be thrilled to help!
I have taken dozens of English classes; topics ranging from literature, to creative writing, to theory, and basic composition. My writing has been published and I've won several writing scholarships and competitions. I am creative, flexible, and love brainstorming how to get you feeling confident, and maybe even excited, about your reading and writing skills!
Further, if you are working on your college applications and need guidance on writing your personal statement, I would be thrilled to help. I worked in my university's Office of Admissions and have solid knowledge on what makes a standout college essay!
I specialize in American History, World History, World Philosophy, Religious Philosophy, and am confident in my skills to help you under and contextualize history beyond this subjects as well.
Please feel invited to get in touch with me if you feel I am the right fit for you or your child's needs. I am available Wednesday-Friday after 3:30pm or any time on Saturday and Sunday. I'm willing to meet in a variety of environments to match what works best for your learning style. Hope to hear from you! Hello!
My passion for teaching comes from once being a student who struggled to find effective study skills. It took time and support for me to realize my style of learning, so I truly understand the importance of patience and respecting that each student has different needs. I love tutoring because I enjoy coming up with creative
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