Level Up Tutoring
Hello! If you're reading this, it means you have an academic challenge in front of you — a goal you're striving for, or a difficulty to overcome. I've been there, and I can help.
Sometimes, all it takes is someone to walk you through a new topic once or twice. Sometimes you need a new perspective on an old problem. And sometimes you can raise your game by adding strategy, structure, and routine into your academic process.
I'm a writer and content strategist by day, but I've been sucessfully tutoring, teaching, and training in a variety of subjects since 1999. I love working as a problem solver, strategy coach, and teacher, helping people discover their true potential.
Between two bachelor's degrees (economics, international relations), a law degree, hundreds of happy & sucessful test prep students (SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE), two bar exams, many private tutoring students in high school and college, and my regular career, I've done a WHOLE lot of sucessful studying, writing, explaining, and teaching in the last 20 years.
I've worked with students struggling to do remedial work, individuals with learning and cognitive disabilities, academic superstars, and corporate executives. Their results — especially for students who felt hopeless — are what keep me coming back.
I don't give people anything they don't already have — I just help them find it. Yes it's godawful cheesy, but it's also TRUE: YOU CAN DO THIS. You can get that score, or that grade, that you never thought possible. You can make a future for yourself that you didn't dare let yourself dream about. I'm going to be there when you do, and I can't wait.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
1. Initial intake, understanding goals and starting point, creating a plan and benchmarks for achieving goals
2. Establish a tutoring & study schedule in collaboration with student
3. Begin work!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
1. Bachelor's degrees in Economics and International Relations from Michigan State University (2003)
2. Law degree from the University of Notre Dame (2006)
3. Trained with The Princeton Review to teach SAT, ACT, and LSAT
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My base rate is $50 but is negotiable on a per-student basis dependent on the specific study needs the student presents
How did you get started teaching?
I got started tutoring SAT and ACT students when I was in high school, continued through college and law school, and have been training and teaching in a variety of settings ever since
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students who attended low performing schools and were in a remedial situation, helping them reach college goals they thought were unattainable. I've worked with students with learning disabilities and physical handicaps (including one who suffered a traumatic brain injury that severly hampered his cognitive processing ability), helping them unlock levels of performance they didn't know were possible. I've worked with high-achieving students to bump scores and improve grades in problem areas to win admission at reach schools. I've worked with professionals, up to and including Fortune 500 executives, on professional training and skills updates to help them maintain an edge.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for someone who can break down problems in multiple different ways; a variety of learning styles means that different perspectives and techniques work for different people.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Students need to have a clear idea of their goals, and a strong sense fo what they're willing to commit on their own behalf to achieve those goals.