Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Joined on March, 2013
Any day at any time
Up to 30 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationI spent my first two years of college at Harvard before transferring to Stanford, where I earned my BA in English.
In high school, I was accepted to all five schools I applied to: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and Georgetown. College applications and essays remain one of my areas of specialization.
ExperienceI am a full-time professional tutor who is passionate about teaching, serious about making learning fun, and dedicated to helping all my students realize their full potential—turning what were once thought of as limitations into strengths.
In addition to my extensive experience (13+ years) as a private tutor, I am trained in Lindamood-Bell literacy instruction methods. I have also taught highly-rated SAT and ACT workshops for several private test prep companies.
My teaching method varies depending on the subject area and each student's individual needs. Above all, I feel it is crucial to identify how my students learn—what approaches they use to attack problems, what content they are comfortable with, what makes them nervous, how they work their way through challenging material—so that I can develop a plan of study that will allow them to not only get results, but to take ownership of their studies. My goal is always to produce critically-minded, independent thinkers. I tell students that I hope to work myself out of a job by the time we are finished. Many parents have told me that their children left our lessons far more enthusiastic and motivated to learn (and work hard) than ever before. I consider this the surest sign that I have done my job.
I can be reached via phone at (650) 468 1558. My phone is often silenced during lessons; please leave a voicemail or text.
Selected Test Scores:
*1590/1600 SAT —yes, back when it was out of 1600 :)
*35 Composite ACT
*AP English Language (5)
*AP Calculus BC (5)
*AP Music Theory (5)
*AP Biology (5)
*AP US History (5)
HobbiesChess, Ultimate Frisbee, Piano, Cooking, Animals (especially pugs!)
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