I love education. It is my passion for and commitment to both teaching and learning that I believe make me a successful tutor. Thus far in my own academic career I have completed a B.A. and an M.A. and I am currently in the process of getting my PhD. I mention this not merely as a list of accomplishments that I have completed, but more so to demonstrate just how familiar I am with the rigors of academia. I have tutored students from middle school age to post-college graduates, taught GRE prep and social studies. Put simply I have spent the majority of my adult life either as a student or a teacher (and sometimes both!) and I couldn't imagine it any other way.
My approach to tutoring, therefore, is to first understand a particular studentâ€™s needs and to then construct a comprehensive lesson plan and schedule to meet those needs. I have found that regardless of subject matter, each individual student requires a specific set of guidelines and goals, unique to them. It is only once those requirements have been fulfilled that a successful tutoring relationship can move forward.
I have served as the graduate assistant for the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Rutgers, maintain and have assisted the Queer Newark project at Rutgers, and taught courses on "Crime & Punishment in American Literature", "The Wire", and "Contemporary Film". I also have tutored both college and high school students in the past.