White Plains, NY, 10603
Joined on June, 2014
Weekdays after 9AM
Up to 15 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationSUNY Purchase, B.A. Art History, GPA 3.7, Graduated 2006
Manhattanville College, M.P.S. Childhood and Special Education, GPA 4.0, Graduated 2010
ExperiencePlease check out my website at www.thesavvytutor.com for more information.
I am a patient and dynamic educator with 10+ years of experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages. I am a New York State dually certified teacher with a Master’s degree in childhood and special education. I have a strong liberal arts background and am well-versed in many subject areas. While I don't consider it particularly relevant to my current work, I scored a 750 on the (then) verbal section of my SAT's and received 5's on AP US History and AP Art History exams. I don't consider this very relevant as I don't quite "buy into" the standardization of learning via standardized testing.
I taught in Westchester County public schools for 4 years and found that many students' needs were not being adequately met in the classroom. The typical classroom environment was often unable to accommodate all students' abilities and learning styles, so two years ago I decided to start a tutoring and coaching service that focuses on meeting the diverse needs and goals of 21st century students and families.
The two sets of skills that I consider essential for students' future success are critical thinking and problem solving. Therefore I promote, model, and teach these important skill sets so that students are equipped with high-order thinking skills in order to solve nuanced and complex problems.
All students have different needs, abilities, and goals; as such, I tailor each learning plan and session accordingly. My background as a special educator allows me to differentiate lessons and come up with the most useful learning strategies for each individual. I have experience working with students from age 6 to well-seasoned adult professionals who need to hone new or out of practice skills, so please don't hesitate to inquire!
HobbiesAs a passionate and lifelong learner myself, I strive to make learning fun, engaging, and practical for all students! As far as hobbies go, I enjoy swimming and watersports, reading many different types of literature, traveling to places near and far, etymology and word play, politics, hiking, and good conversation!
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