UW Madison (Biology)
My teaching experience began in Seattle in 2005, where I worked with diverse groups of students in low-income neighborhoods to provide them with garden-based education in schools and after-school centers through a small non-profit, Cultivating Youth. I was pleased to instill in these students an interest in science and nature while they inspired me to take my teaching career abroad. Since then I have taught English in Southeast Asia, worked to assess grassroots education efforts with a large NGO in India, and, most recently, managed my own tutoring operation in Egypt. After teaching students of all ages in various settings and subjects, I realized my true gift lies in working with individual students.
Helping students set their academic goals, designing lesson plans and finding content to meet their specific needs, and seeing their sense of satisfaction and confidence flourish is one of my great joys in life. I have had the honor of tutoring students from age seven up to adults, from the US and all over the world, and I am pleased to say I developed a special connection with each one of them. Many of my students had special needs and challenges that made it difficult for them to learn in a large-group setting. Meeting with parents, communicating with teachers, and experimenting with non-traditional methods has provided me with the ability to help students meet the core standards required by the American school system in the US and abroad, as well as achieving successful scores on ACT/SAT exams.
I am certified to teach English as a foreign language, and have helped students in the US, Asia, Middle East, India, and Africa develop their reading and writing skills. I love sharing my passion for literature with my students, by connecting their academic goals with their own personal interests and skills.
I can't wait to meet you, learn about your specific goals and challenges, and develop a unique and enjoyable educational experience to help you succeed! My teaching experience began in Seattle in 2005, where I worked with diverse groups of students in low-income neighborhoods to provide them with garden-based education in schools and after-school centers through a small non-profit, Cultivating Youth. I was pleased to instill in these students an interest in science and nature while they inspired
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As a private tutor with over six years of experience, I have had the privilege of helping many high school students prepare for the ACT exams. After giving students an initial assessment, we will identify their target areas of focus, and develop a study plan that builds strength in these areas, eventually moving on to practice test questions and incorporating time limits.
I have over six years of experience tutoring in English and have also taught in Elementary schools, community centers and private language centers in US, Asia, and the Middle East. I strive to meet the diverse needs of my students and enjoy working together with parents and educators to help them achieve their goals through creative and engaging lessons.
I have over six years of experience tutoring in reading and writing to students from grades 1-12. I take the time to carefully assess my students and develop creative and engaging lesson plans to meet their specific needs.