Weekends at any time
EducationGeorgetown University - Bachelors, English Literature , Harvard Graduate School of Education - Masters, Learning and Teaching
ExperienceI believe in the growth mindset, meaning that every student has the capacity to achieve and grow. I tell my students that I believe in them, and that with hard work and my support, they can achieve and even exceed their goals. So many students have been frustrated by an inadequate educational system or by having been told they have limitations; I work to help them see their possibilities for success. When students believe this as well, they are more motivated to work hard because they believe that hard work begets results.
I think it is critical to build a relationship with my students, so that I can identify the methods and strategies that will be most effective for them. I begin by getting to know my students on a personal level, learning about their passions, what motivates them, what frustrates them, and which learning strategies have been successful for them. I believe I need to earn their trust by being on time, prepared, and consistent in my work as a tutor. By building this personal relationship, I have the information I need to customize our tutoring experiences in a way that will be most effective for my students.
My professional experience is varied; I am currently a full-time teacher, but I have worked as a marketing executive and design thinking consultant, and own my own business. I bring my rich experiences to sessions, which helps me identify creative ways of delivering and explaining material.
Perhaps most importantly, I truly love to learn. I believe that learning can and should be a joyful experience, and that when students enjoy learning - even productive struggle - they succeed. I bring relentless optimism, positive energy, and humor to my sessions.
HobbiesYoga, hiking, reading fiction, spoken word poetry, jazz music, travel
College Essays, English, Essay Editing, Graduate Test Prep, Grammar and Mechanics, GRE Verbal, Homework Support, ISEE, ISEE- Upper Level, Literature, Other, Reading, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, SHSAT, Study Skills, Study Skills and Organization, TACHS, Test Prep, Writing
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