Berkeley, CA, 94704
Joined on January, 2010
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EducationB.A. in English from Cal (Rhetoric Minor). Highest honors, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa. (3.95 GPA, 3.99 Major GPA)
ExperienceACT: 34, SAT: 2190 (12 Writing), SAT II Lit: 790, SAT II Math 2: 760, AP English Literature: 5, AP English Language and Composition: 5, AP Calculus: 5
I believe that a successful mentor/student relationship emerges not only out of an understanding of a specific student's individual academic needs, but also out of a mutual enthusiasm for the process of learning and the reward of understanding. My tutoring approach seeks to address both of these crucial elements: tailoring instruction to what the student needs to improve, and providing a productive and positive learning environment that encourages that progress.
I served as an English tutor throughout the last two years of my high school education, focusing on the advancement of students' critical analysis and rudimentary compositional skills with an emphasis on improving test takers' competency and confidence on the Advanced Placement exams, SAT writing portions, and in-class assignments. During my time as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, I was offered a position as a writing tutor with the university SLC Learning Center. Additionally, I was selected as the Daily Californian's Monday columnist by the editorial board as well as a student body vote and am involved with research regarding war tribunals in Bosnia and Sierra Leone.
HobbiesIn my free time I compete for UC Berkeley's Trial Team (competitive speaking in a legal setting) and pursue my two greatest passions: writing and skydiving. I have skied whenever the snow was good for the last 15 years, raced with the Berkeley ski team, and am a fantastic Rock Band and Guitar Hero drummer. I also am an avid web designer, having run a freelance web design business for many years.
My goals include attending a top ten law school, traveling around the world to ski and BASE jump, and publishing my first novel.
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