Washington, DC, 20016
Joined on March, 2013
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EducationMasters of Arts, History
The George Washington University, May 2010
Bachelor of Arts, History and English
Vanderbilt University, May 2005, Cum Laude
Study Abroad: 2003-2004, Trinity College, Dublin
ExperienceI've worked as a GRE and SAT instructor for 3+ years, both privately and at The Princeton Review. I am experienced teaching all of the sections on both tests, and I'm happy to adapt to the student's needs in terms of what content to cover and the length and rigor of the course.
The following is a more detailed description of my teaching background:
Private GRE and SAT Instructor:
•Independently teach SAT and GRE prep one-on-one to students intent on improving their standardized test scores in the following areas: math (geometry, algebra, word problems, graphs, statistics, probability), reading (critically reading and analyzing short and long passages), and writing (structuring and writing essays, sentence grammar, and vocabulary)
•Plan lessons individualized to cater to each student’s needs and abilities in the math, verbal, or written section of the test
•Monitor students’ progress by grading essays, strategizing how to quickly and effectively solve problems, reviewing homework and practice test questions
GRE and SAT Instructor at Princeton Review
August 2010-April 2013
•Lectured SAT and GRE courses in a classroom environment by presenting lesson plans designed to enhance students’ performance in the math, verbal, and written portions of the exams
•Taught classes of 2-12 students and advising students on an individual basis to assess practice test scores and improvement
•Frequently assist students outside of class by grading essays, answering homework questions via e-mail, and meeting with students before and after class to assist with homework and gauge progress in course
Teaching English as a Foreign Language:
ECC Japan (Education-Communication for the Community)
January 2006-March 2007
•Independently tutored 4 levels of verbal and written English grammar and communication lessons to adults in groups of 1-4; independently taught kids (ages 2-18) English vocabulary and communication skills in an interactive environment in groups of 2-8
In addition to my tutoring work, I currently work as a researcher in Native American natural resource policy for a government consulting firm. I often work independently, so I appreciate tutoring because of the opportunities for communication and discussion. Plus, it’s always good to keep my vocabulary and math skills sharp!
HobbiesIn the past few years, I’ve audited courses in International Affairs, played on a kickball team, and joined a poker club. I came to DC six years ago as a jazz intern at the Smithsonian, and during grad school I worked at the National Archives, so naturally I enjoy exploring museums in the area. Also, like most people in DC, I love traveling. I’ve been to over 30 countries so far, and I recently visited Moscow and St. Petersburg. Family is also very important to me, and I try to make it home to Wisconsin during the holiday season.
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