Experienced Tutor Specializing in Math, English & Test Prep
I graduated from Swarthmore College with an Honors degree in Theater and a minor in English. Some of my favorite subjects were ones I had to work the hardest at. I'd sit at the kitchen table after dinner, struggling to solve a particular puzzle or problem. But I had a wonderful sense of accomplishment when I finally got that eureka moment, when I figured out what the solution was. That's my favorite part of tutoring: making that eureka moment happen for those I teach.
I seek to engage students, but also to explicitly teach the material on hand. I also give time for students to practice the material on their own. I am flexible, of course, to adjust any of my methods to suit the subject and student.
I taught and tutored prealgebra for seven weeks in Ecuador in Spanish, a second language for me. To provide the best education for the students I taught, it was of utmost importance I not only have complete knowledge of the subject I was tutoring in, but the means by which I was tutoring it. The class sizes were small, around 15 middle-school students. There were 3 teachers present, so we could balance our time teaching and mentoring.
I work as a professional playwright and actor. I have had several plays produced and have acted in numerous productions. My BA is in theater, specializing in playwrighting, acting, Shakespeare, and dramaturgy. I also studied Shakespeare from the actor's perspective at the British American Drama Academy.
I'm easy to reach and I respond quickly. Feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a lesson!
- Senzi L., parent
Based in Stanford, CA
SAT, ACT, & IB test prep, English, writing, reading, proofreading, geometry, prealgebra, elementary education, & theater