I grew up in a family of educators and have always been passionate about the pursuit of learning. I graduated from Northwestern University where I received a BA in Theater and a Mucial Theater Certificate. Growing up, I assisted with many of my mother's students and tutored many people from my school, specializing in math tutoring. Along with math, I also tutor writing, particularly essay writing and poetry. In college, I studied poetry abroad in Paris and have written poetry recreationally since high school. Finally, I attended a Spanish immersion elementary school and have continued to take classes in Spanish throughout my education and thusly am a good candidate to tutor Spanish. My teaching philosophy can be summarized with control. I like for the student to have holistic control over the material themselves rather than feel any inferior knowledge to me as the tutor or to their teachers. The most immediate way that I have found to access that control is for the student to conclude their own answer without fear of right or wrong. I believe that if the student discovers a pathway to the answer, even if the answer is initially wrong (in which case, of course, we would go through the problem together and search for where the student might have gone wrong), that s/he can walk into the class or test knowing that s/he is capable of finding answers. In my experience, the most frightening subject is that which one feels they have no knowledge past the question. As a musical theater actor, I am obviously interested in singing and dancing as well. In high school, along with theater, I also swam and ran track; and as a child I was a competitive gymnast and still do some tumbling. Furthermore, while living in Chicago, I ventured into the comedy scene, and have a new found interest in improvisational and sketch comedy. I am looking forward to meeting with students who are passionate about learning and looking forward to a ascertaining a personal role in their educations.
Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Theatre
Actor (likes singing and dancing), Likes hiking and camping, outdoors
AP US History
High School English