I have extensive tutoring experience, collectively over 3,000 hours in over 30 different subjects. In May of 2016 I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif from SMU Dedman School of Law and am a licensed attorney practicing corporate law at the largest international law firm in Dallas. Previously, I completed two master's degrees, one in politics and the other philosophy. My undergraduate work was completed at Cedarville University in Ohio with an emphasis in Education. I continue to... [more]
My undergraduate degree in education included extensive training in educational theory and practice of elementary aged children including learning styles, models of education, and the use of a variety of techniques. Included as part of my degree was a 12 credit hour internship focusing on youth education in which I spent the semester writing and preparing lesson plans, teaching on a wide range of topics, and tutoring students in one on one situations. This education was coupled by experience mentoring and teaching children in a variety of contexts including religious, charities, and after school programs, which gives me a healthy background in understanding the developing minds of children and their educational needs. Some of these contexts such as elementary after school tutoring and curriculum creation for a second grade course were particularly helpful. Furthermore, I have spent significant time over the last 4 months tutoring many elementary students in reading, grammar, English, math, and spelling. These sessions been very productive for both improving student grades and comprehension and also help guide my planning for future students. Each child is unique and I create an environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.
I am an active fitness participant, currently working out 6 days a week. I had professional training in high school and college and apply those skills to my workouts regularly. I love motivating others to reach their potential and am capable of doing so.