- Levels Taught:
- Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
- Prioritizing assignments and determining a plan of action for each
- Establishing a routine of organization and getting ahead
- Understanding the concepts through the process of “I Do, We Do, You Do”
- Teaching inquiry and investigation techniques to help students locate the information needed to solve problems, and to eventually become independent learners
- Monitoring progress and maintaining connections with teachers and support staff
- Teaches students:
- Ages 1 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a firm believer that lessons are best learned by stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking action. This is maxim I don’t just use with my students, but I also apply it to my own life as well. To date, I’ve traveled to more than 18 different countries and 24 American states. This exposure to numerous cultures, belief systems, lifestyles, and personalities has shaped my passion for education and helping others to succeed. Not only this, but traveling extensively requires a lot of on-your-feet thinking, patience, and the ability to read people quickly—all of which are vital skills of a successful educator.
I did not always know I wanted to be a teacher. I originally enrolled in college to become a biomedical engineer. However, an internship in Pennsylvania as an environmental educator lead me to go back to college to become a middle school science and math teacher. I loved having my own classroom and seeing my “kids” everyday, inspiring a passion for learning within them while discovering new and creative ways to teach complex subjects.
When I moved to Chicago, however, I did not find a school that allowed me as much freedom to teach, and thus I decided to pursue tutoring full-time. Because of my professional and personal experiences, I can quickly assess my students, molding my teaching style to maximize their strengths and reshape their weaknesses into positive traits. Perhaps most importantly, I teach them how to learn, so they are always in the powerful position of being able to help themselves. This custom approach ensures they’re given every tool necessary to be successful, building their confidence and skills enough to ultimately wean them off their tutor in the near future.