ShelbyI gain a lot of gratification from helping students learn new things. I have a bachelor's degree in Japanese from Wellesley College and a juris doctor from Stanford University, and I believe it is my responsibility to share what I know with others to help them achieve the kind of success that I have had as a student. I like to figure out what students know and where they have areas of opportunity. I then pick up from their current point of understanding, filling in knowledge gaps while working at the pace the student prefers. I encourage students to think critically to come to an understanding as opposed to lecturing. This kind of active learning is more effective. I want my students to take charge of their learning so that they can develop confidence and motivation. I like to present information in ways that are interactive and engaging, so I use lots of different resources, including multimedia. I challenge my students to continually improve and exceed their own goals. I can assist students with Japanese, history, English, writing, literature, essays, art, college applications, Hindi, Portuguese, test preparation, and more. In my spare time, I enjoy studying languages on my own, writing songs, singing, keeping up with fashion, and art.
Wellesley College - Bachelors, Japanese Language and Literature
Stanford University - Masters, Law-JD
High School Level American History
SafiyyahI earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Maryland-University College. I am currently earning my master's degree in education with a focus on instructional technology. I am passionate about teaching, which is something that has been ignited through the many strong women in my life such as my mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmother. I have been a teacher's assistant for over eight years. I have a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Maryland-University College. I can help with many subjects including Hindi, ESL, science, psychology, study skills, and many others. I have many hobbies and interests outside of academics including cooking, traveling, hiking, swimming, and rollerblading.
University of Maryland-University College - Bachelors, Social Sciences
ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension