Montana State University (Sociology)
I have over 3000 hours of tutoring experience, working with students of all ages, covering all types of academic content. I currently work as a full-time tutor and blog writer for Northwest Educational Services.
My specialties are teaching students how to be active learners and strategic test-takers. I also coach behavioral change techniques to help students develop good habits.
I also have a wide variety of teaching and coaching experience outside of tutoring. I've taught children's ski lessons, English classes for Peruvian teens, and science seminars for adults.
I am passionate about education because it is a direct way to make the world a better place. I love sharing ideas that help students grow.
Issaquah High School
Class of 2003
AP National Scholar
Academic Achievement Award for Physics
Montana State University
Class of 2007
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, History Minor
Baccalaureate Honors Degree with Distinction I have over 3000 hours of tutoring experience, working with students of all ages, covering all types of academic content. I currently work as a full-time tutor and blog writer for Northwest Educational Services.
My specialties are teaching students how to be active learners and strategic test-takers. I also coach behavioral change
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From quadratics to logarithms, rational functions to radicals, I know it all. I have about 2000 hours of experience tutoring math at Northwest Educational Services. I can help students get caught up if they're behind, help them prepare for what's next, or coach them on how to become independently successful math students.
I love teaching history, and I'm well-versed in U.S. history, government, politics, and economics. In addition to being a content expert, I know how to make the ideas become lasting memories. I scored a 5 on both the AP U.S. History Test and the AP U.S. Government Test. I have a great deal of experience helping students prepare for those exams.
The ISEE exams are standardized, multiple choice tests, similar to the SSAT, used for entrance to selective secondary schools. The tests cover reading, vocabulary, math, and writing. Unlike the SSAT, the tests do not cover analogies and do not penalize incorrect answers. I typically work with about a dozen students each fall as they prepare for their early December exam date.
I work for Northwest Educational Services, which specializes in learning how to learn. I've taken the Coursera on Learning How to Learn and read several books about the subject. I teach study skills to students, parents, and tutoring companies both in one-on-one sessions and in group classes. Lastly, I write a blog that often focuses on study skills.
I've been passionate about world history since elementary school. It was my minor in college, I taught it 5th graders in Montana, and I taught it to adults in Washington for four years. Over time, I've compiled everything I've learned reading history books into a comprehensive, 500-page word document. You'll be hard-pressed to find a tutor who knows more about world history.
I also have extensive experience with AP exams. Students should have a year-long plan for preparing because there is too much content to just review right before the exam. For the actual exam, students should also be trained up on multiple choice strategies, time management, and essay technique.