As a recent University of Chicago graduate, I have spent the last year teaching in an official capacity under the Fulbright Program.
Previously, I have taught in health in a classroom setting. For math and English, I have tutored students ranging from the 3rd to 12th grade.
Some students have come to me struggling in certain subjects, while others have sought to get an edge for class rank or testing scores.
I have worked with students in public schools as a volunteer, in my parochial school as a mentor, and in private programs for a college preparedness program.
My students are the highlight of my work. While not all have been eager to work at the onset, all have grown to come excited to class and tutoring sessions. Watching these students grow, both in subtle and significant ways, is always an exciting experience.
Alles, vor allem die freundliche Art von Erin
With students struggling in a certain subject, we both need to establish how strong their foundations are. How much have they learned in this subject so far? I have found that often when students in math or English are struggling, the problem is that their building blocks are a little unsteady. I like to go back to the beginning and make sure students can do the work *and* understand the process before moving on to more challenging topic areas.
In high school, I worked as a math tutor helping students with pre-algebra, algebra, and calculus.
As an undergraduate, I worked with students who struggled with learning disabilities in a local public school in the 3rd and 7th grade. This work was done both with students individually and with groups of students.
I worked with a group of ninth graders in a classroom setting teaching health.
I counseled a set of individuals in South Korea on their essay writing skills. Many of my students went on to attend Ivy League universities and other elite schools.
I have spent the last year working as an English teacher in Germany. I spent time tutoring and teaching in a classroom setting.