Simone

 

I am undergrad student at Princeton University originally from Chicago with passion for literature, arts, and teaching. Throughout high school, I tutored low-income students learning English as a second language, and found the mentoring experience and my students' growing love of English extremely valuable. Currently, I tutor adults learning English as a second language, and have learned much from them about the qualities of the language and the refugee/immigrant experience.

I love reading for pleasure, hiking, urban exploring, yoga, and creative writing. This past year, I had the opportunity to travel to Rome, Berlin, and Amesterdam for Princeton research projects, and I am hoping to continue incorporating travel into my education. I am interested in journalism, law, and public policy.

As a tutor, I hope to help my students identify their motivations, recognize their strengths, and build an integrated set of learning strategies that go beyond a given subject. I am patient, compassionate, and have a genuine love for learning that I try to share with my students. I find joy in watching my students grow and believe that tutoring should be holistic, addressing the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of learning. I look forward to continuing to grow as both a student and a teacher through the experience of tutoring.

College:

Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: English
Other Degrees/Minors: European Cultural Studies and Journalism

High School:

Awards & Honors: AP SCholar with Distinction, Bronfman Youth Fellow, Scholastic Association Silver Key, National History Day Superior Paper, Illinois History Society Prize for Superior History, Denison University Book Award for Excellence in Writing and English, National French Contest Laureate of Honor
Interests & Activities: Model UN (Co-Chaptain), Literature and Arts Magazine (editor-in-chief), Interfaith Initiative (co-founder), 826 Chicago (volunteer and member of the board), Research Training Intern at DePaul Univeristy's Beck Research
Initiative for Women, Gender, and Community
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 36 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science
AP Exams: 5 Literature, 5 Language, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Biology, 5 Microeconomics, 5 Psychology, 5 Capstone/ Capstone Seminar, 4 Physics
SAT Subject Tests: 800 US History, 800 Math Level 2

Other:

Other Awards: Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in: Nassau Literary Review (staff writer), James Madison Society of Fellows (fellow), Religious LIfe Council (president), Center for Jewish Life (Communications Director)
Location: Princeton University

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