Hello! I'm a native Bostonian, graduated valedictorian of my high school class in 2009, and hold a degree in History from Princeton University, class of 2013 (I also hold a certificate- or "minor" in Theater). I am extremely passionate about learning, and have been my entire life- I love learning new things, and nothing makes me happier than sharing that experience with someone else. Not only am I a teacher, I am also an actor (and improviser!), which makes me uniquely skilled at creating ... [more]
This is a subject I believe I am qualified to teach, as I have been a professional (paid) actor for over four years. While of course I'm not suggesting my methods for teaching/performing theater are the best or "right", I believe that I can help young actors and actresses grow as artists, increasing their confidence, adaptability, and versatility, in a way many theater teachers can't. I specialize in improv, and taught children's improv classes with a children's theater group this past fall in Massachusetts, developing my own eight-week program to enable children to handle an improv scene no matter what's thrown at them. More broadly, I have assistant taught children's theater to children four years old through 12th grade, and can provide a budding artist with the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a successful future career.
I believe I am qualified to teach social studies (understood as the more broadly defined field used to cover subjects as diverse as history and religion, sociology and anthropology, during the early elementary/middle school years), because I have a degree in history, and a deep passion for the subject. I believe in teaching social studies creatively, encouraging a student to discover the subject in their own way, and in challenging myself to find new, exciting ways to examine the subject with the student. My teachers used to use a two-pronged approach when teaching this particular range of subjects- any given topic was approached in both an analytical and a creative way by the student (e.g., a lesson on the Roman empire would include both a paragraph about governmental structure and an acrostic poem about how an empire is like a salad). This is my plan as well.
Hi! I've taken seven years of Latin (middle school, high school, and college) and received a score of 5 on both the A.P. Vergil and A.P. Catullus exams. I'm familiar with the ancient Greek alphabet and have taken courses in both Gaelic and Egyptian hieroglyphics, as well as having some instruction in Middle English. I've believe I've read most of the fundamentally "classical" texts (Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Paradise Lost, Canterbury Tales- if the student is looking for more English related classics?), and I have a breadth of knowledge about classical references that encompasses both the mythological and the religious. My first tutoring job was in Latin, and students of the classics have been my most consistent clients.