EducationN.C. State University: Economics (Graduated summa cum laude, 3.94 GPA, May 2013), Psychology (Ongoing)
ExperienceI worked with student athletes at N.C. State for roughly a year, tutoring economics, Spanish, writing, statistics, and political science, among other topics. I have tutored middle school and high school students in math, science, reading, writing, and Spanish. I really enjoy tutoring. I find it rewarding to see these bright people overcoming academic challenges. When I see the wheels turning, so to speak, and the light bulb that inevitably goes on, the work is totally worth it!
I have taken the LSAT and GRE, scoring in roughly the 85% percentile on both tests.
I have worked in a number of different capacities with kids. I did private and group swim lessons for the YMCA for roughly 4 years. I am currently a Child Group Facilitator at InterAct of Wake County, a non-profit organization that provides safety and support to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
HobbiesIn tutoring, I have combined my passions for learning and teaching and it has been quite the rewarding experience.
I really believe every student has the potential for growth in whatever they want to accomplish. Carol Dweck is a famous psychologist who studies what she calls the "growth mindset" and the "fixed mindset". When people adopt the growth mindset, they believe abilities are changeable. If they aren't good at something now, they believe they can become good at it with effort and discipline. When people adopt the fixed mindset, they believe they have their set abilities and they cannot do anything to improve upon that. They are either a math person or not. They are 'fixed' into helplessness, Dweck says.
I believe 100% in developing the growth mindset in my students. I think the majority of kids hit a 'fixed mindset' in school and this is a major detriment to their potential not only as students, but as healthy-living individuals later in life. My primary goal for students is to build confidence in their abilities, and especially the belief that these abilities are mutable. Through positive reinforcement and patience, I provide a supportive environment for learning and academic development.
AP U.S. Government & Politics, 8th Grade, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade math, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Writing, Algebra 1, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, 7th Grade Science, AP US Government, Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Middle School Math, Pre-Algebra, Psychology, Social Studies, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, 2nd Grade, 10th Grade math, 10th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 12th Grade Writing, 1st Grade, 1st Grade math, 1st Grade Reading, 1st Grade Writing, 10th Grade, 2nd Grade math, 2nd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Writing, 4th Grade math, 4th Grade Science, 5th Grade math, 5th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Reading, 7th Grade
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