I hope to share my passion for learning with the students of Princeton Tutoring. Through clear communication, dedicated guidance, and methodical teaching, I will inspire in any student a desire to engage with knowledge and the ability to master the subject at hand.
I am most comfortable in the subjects of French, biology, English (reading comprehension, writing, and grammar), beginner through intermediate Spanish, and math (SAT I level). I have taken French for thirteen years and feel very comfortable tutoring on all aspects of the language. I completed Princeton's writing seminar and acquired a solid understanding of the methodology of writing and the development of style. I took several upper-level humanities and literature courses and am well-versed in the Western canon of literature. As well, I was a biology major and have had extensive coursework in that area. I began Spanish at Princeton and finished by taking the first course of the upper-level literature sequence. My foundational skills for math (SAT I level) are solid as I completed courses in statistics, physics, and chemistry.
I was accepted to Teach for America to teach biology but deferred the position for a year in order to pursue training with the U.S. national team. I have had a variety of teaching experiences while at Princeton. I served as a tutor for the Office of the Dean of the College and tutored undergraduate peers in French and Biology. I interned at the Mwenge Woodcarver's Association in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where I taught English to woodcarvers between the ages of sixteen and thirty. My tutoring experience also includes the preparation and teaching of un-mounted lessons to younger members of the United States Pony Club.
At Princeton, I managed the frenzied world of athletics, residential college advising, and challenging course-work, including a pre-med curriculum. I experienced the stress of college applications and standardized testing in high school and learned the importance of time management. Throughout my high school and college years, I gained an appreciation for the diligence required to study effectively in limited amounts of time. I also came to realize the importance of using the resources available for help. The results included better success and confidence on assignments. As a tutor, I will instill in my students that they are operating from a position of strength rather than weakness in seeking help and extra guidance. Students refrain too often from asking for help to their detriment. I hope to prove to my students that asking for help is one of the greatest qualities in a scholar.
I will use tutoring sessions efficiently to promote study skills and mastery of the subject matter so that students can return to do work at school or home with independence and confidence. I hope that my numerous interests in school and in extra-curriculars, including varsity athletics, singing, and leadership, will help my students relate to me and help me to serve as a good role model for them.