Hello! My name is Hannah and I attended Washington University in St. Louis; I graduated with honors in 2013 and studied history and psychology. After working for years as an editor on my college newspaper and completing an honors thesis I have extensive background in drafting, writing, and editing. I have a passion for the writing process and am ready to guide you or your child through any and all parts of essay writing, book reports and other English projects.
With AP Exams approaching, I would also be happy to help in preparation for multiple choice and/or essay writing for social studies exams, especially AP US History and AP US Government and Politics. I was a very successful AP student, scoring 5 on AP US, AP Gov., AP Art history, and AP World. I boosted my knowledge of many of these subject areas through over 30 hours of history coursework at the college level.
In my spare time I love to run and swim (I was a competitive swimmer and swim coach for many years), watch college basketball, and listen to podcasts.
I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Bachelors, Psychology and History
College Basketball, long distance running, swimming, playing with my poodle mix dog Louie!
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is student-centered. My highest priority is to know my student, specifically his or her strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Once I've grasped how the student prefers to learn and what strategies are most successful, we can work together to formulate a specific, goal-oriented plan for achieving the improvements the student and his or her family are seeking.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session I might identify with the student and his or her family which upcoming school projects or exams they would like to prioritize. After this, I would review recent, subject-relevant work with the student to get to know his or her starting ability. Then, I can identify areas in which I believe the student should improve and begin to work with them on practice problems or drafts. I would leave the first session by developing a timeline and plan for the student's upcoming work.