My love of tutoring grows out of a love of the power of language to communicate ideas. The exchange of ideas that takes place during a session is an almost musical process. A rhythm emerges from the conversation, a sense of flow that energizes both me and my students. In my twenty plus years of tutoring, I've found that this sense of flow can overcome any mental block a student is facing. Once established, it frees a student up to engage with any subject, and leaves that feeling of freedom in place even after the session is over.
My approach as a tutor is to find that rhythm with every student, in accordance with each one's individual learning style. With reluctant learners, I go slowly, building an understanding of where they ran into trouble with a given subject, helping them to set achievable goals as they approach it anew.
My specialites are in the humanities: English, writing, history, philosophy, critical thinking, and film, though I've taught many other subjects as well. I have helped thousands of students master the skills behind standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.
Please call or email me with any questions or to discuss my rates (I work on a sliding scale).