Vassar College (Political Science)
Coming from a family of teachers, I know how important it can be to give each student the personalized attention they deserve. From a young age, I loved helping my fellow students in their studies and strived to see them succeed along side me. As I got older, that love took form in large group and personal tutoring, and watching my students grow and improve became an irreplaceable source of joy in my life.
During high school and college, I spent countless afternoons tutoring all age groups, from 2nd graders to seniors. My love of the English language followed me to Vassar College, where I graduated with a major in Political Science and an English minor. Since graduating, I have been working at a non profit called Code of Support Foundation, where I am on their communications team and spend my days composing emails and connecting with our clients. It has been a great way to put my skills to use, but it does not replace the personal connection that tutoring brings.
There are many qualities that make me an excellent tutor, but my passion for my student's success is at the top of the list. I am very professional, and I believe that in order to gain my student's respect, I must first respect them in all they do. I make sure to take each student at their own pace, but provide attainable challenges during each session. Not all students learn in the same way, and I have a lot of experience discerning the proper way each individual needs to be taught in order to succeed. I have found that if I work hard for my students, they will reflect my work ethic and put in equal amounts of work necessary to attain their goals.
While at Vassar College, I didn't intend to be an English minor, but towards the end of my time there, I realized I had taken enough classes in the department to claim a minor! Also during my time there, I volunteered for a local elementary school where I helped 2nd graders with their vocabulary. I took a small group under my wing and taught them different writing styles, finding fun ways to incorporate language into the curriculum. After the elementary school, I moved into the high school setting where I assisted juniors and seniors in their writing and improving their writing style.
As a Political Science major, I have a passion not only for the present politics, but for America's political origins and past. At Vassar College, I volunteered for an after-school middle school program that helped students focus on their homework, and I often found new and unique ways to get them interested in history. I also simultaneously worked in the neighboring high school, helping to catch up juniors and seniors that were struggling in their history classes.
I am very flexible with my time, and try to accommodate each student's needs. I have a large meeting space in Arlington near Courthouse where I am happy to provide private lessons. However, I am also very willing to travel to a location that the student is comfortable with and is most likely to focus.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping your student succeed in their endeavors! Coming from a family of teachers, I know how important it can be to give each student the personalized attention they deserve. From a young age, I loved helping my fellow students in their studies and strived to see them succeed along side me. As I got older, that love took form in large group and personal tutoring, and watching my students grow
While in High School, I took AP US History and AP Government, and received a score of 5 in both. I then went on to Vassar College where I became a Political Science major with a 3.5 GPA. I tutored students at Vassar in the Political Science lounge, while also tutoring high schoolers in their own AP studies. All of my AP students went on to receive 4's and 5's.