I am a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Cell Biology & Neuroscience. I specialize in test prep, specifically the SAT and GRE. I love helping students achieve their targeted scores in order to get into their dream schools. I tailor my tutoring to each individual student, addressing their personal strengths/weaknesses. I approach tutoring as a team effort as we work together to achieve success. My teaching philosophy is that every student has the potential to succeed, and the key to achieving your goal is a matter of hard work and dedication rather than intelligence. I work with all students of varying levels. For those that do not do well under the pressure of standardized tests, I strive to make test-taking less anxiety-inducing and more approachable for my students. For students looking to gain an extra boost in their scores, I assess what information they already know and focus on more problematic areas. I love my students and I love what we can accomplish together as a team.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelors, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1530
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 760
GRE Verbal: 168
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
Was in marching band and loves music. Enjoys watching movies and hanging out.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe every student has the potential to succeed. It is not a matter of intelligence, but a matter of effort. By putting in the hard work, we as a team (student and tutor) can achieve the results we want.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
For test prep, I will always perform a diagnostic test to identify areas of weakness or strength. I'll go over the test results with the student and make a general plan of what we are going to work on in each session until the test date.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I try my best to have students answer questions to the best of their ability before stepping in and showing them the correct method. Once I teach them a strategy, I will give them problem sets to solidify that pattern of thinking before moving on.