Private tutor in Washington, DC
After ten years of professional tutoring and freelance writing without a college degree, I graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree from St. John's College, GPA 3.7. At St. John's, there is only one degree. You earn it by completing an all-required curriculum that integrates a study of philosophy, literature, language, history, theology, political science, music, mathematics, and laboratory science. All subjects, including electrodynamics, quantum theory, and non-euclidean geometry, are approached through the intensive reading and analysis of original, field-changing texts.
I've been tutoring since 2006, with a particular focus on helping students who suffer from severe math anxiety and/or attention difficulties. I love helping those students who don't see themselves as capable of understanding science and mathematics discover that excellence is possible for them. Since I don't have reviews on this site yet, here are excerpts from a satisfied client's letter of recommendation: 6-12-2011 To whom it may concern: I'm quite certain that your school receives countless glowing letters of recommendation for each applicant, so my hope in writing this letter is that my exuberance concerning Day H. is received as noteworthy and meaningful—not just the emotional gushing of a Day H. fan! I have a difficult to motivate child that has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. He has always been very bright, but very difficult to motivate. ***Day has worked miracles with him. She has planned out curricula for him, and over time helped him to become extremely engaged in his work and interested in growing. She was able to work through the roadblocks that educationally have held him back from high achievement. Specialists and teachers through his school were unable to do the same. Day has a gift.*** Day is extremely good at taking the initiative to map out a course of action. . . She has done this for my child. She is one of the most well-read individuals I have ever encountered in my lifetime. While she herself shows great academic promise, she is also willing to recognize that there are those that have gone before her on which she can build her ideas. In this way, she is respectful, and not the unmanageable, egocentric academic we find often in scientific circles. Furthermore, the discussions we have enjoyed together have always been substantial and engaging. They have also been peppered with new insights for both of us. We often have differed in opinion as well. In many an academic discussion when differences in opinion arise, reasonable interaction often turns into hot and inflammatory debate. Day has shown the ability to touch on hot-button topics with grace and professionalism, maintaining her reason and respectfulness all the way. Even though we have left the discussion “agreeing to disagree” we have done so on very amicable terms. In today's world of such differing opinions, the ability to look at a topic and see both sides of an argument—and maintain decorum in the discussion—is a rare and useful gift. It has been very enlightening and engaging to see her take new paths in her life. She has always wanted to make great change for the good in society, and to give hope to those that have been presented with less opportunity in life. Constantly she is looking for opportunities to give back, or to contribute in a meaningful fashion. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. (Name withheld for privacy, available with contact info by individual request) *** Sliding scale/scholarship rates available for students who demonstrate service and need.
Weekdays in the afternoon, Weekdays in the evening, Weekends in the afternoon
Up to 30 minutes away for no additional charge
I love reading, museums, hiking, dancing, studying probability theory and social sciences, making music, painting badly, and volunteering. I'm fascinated by ethics, and by the power of structure and community to help us be our best selves. Last summer, I volunteered as a grantwriter in Jerusalem, where, among other things, I got to write the emergency grant for Tag Meir, an Israeli group that stands against hate crimes and teaches anti-racism in Israeli schools.
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