Tutoring By Zofia

Tutoring By Zofia

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About this tutor

At Columbia, I studied psychology and education studies. I have been accepted to multiple universities for Fall 2020, where I will be earning my Masters Degree in Education with Teaching Certification. In addition, growing upI had the opportunity to attend twelve schools before being accepted to Columbia UniversityMy educational experiences range from Montessori school in AlbuquerqueNew Mexicoto urban public school in CambridgeMassachusettsto parochial school in LeixlipIrelandLiving in so many places has provided valuable insights as to how geographycultureand sociopolitical climate influence the way people viewexperienceand support educationI have a unique perspective on the value of culturally relevant pedagogydevelopmentally appropriate curriculumand diversity and inclusion in the classroomThese insights have shaped my lifeand I have discovered that the best and most effective teachers create safe environments that seek to reflect the communities they serveas well as engage parentscaregiversand stakeholders to support the healthy development of all children. 

I love having the opportunity to support my student's development; helping them find and explore their strengths as well as discover areas of growth. My interest in tutoring comes as from my years working as an SAT tutor and college prep counselor for underprivileged students from all boroughs of New YorkI was inspired by how driven these students were by the desire to learn and growThey took trains and busses to reach Manhattansat through my arduous three-hour-long grammar lessonsand emailed me draft after draft of their personal statementswanting to get them just rightThey wrote about everything from substance abuse and gang involvementto hunger and homelessness.If Let’s Get Ready! had not been able to fund these students’ SAT prepthey would have been at a significant disadvantage.  But seeing them succeed, be accepted into college, and continue to pursue their dreams is incredible fulfilling. 

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Wilton, CT 06897
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1 Review

5.0

  • Pavithra Rajnigandha Sadras

    I hired Zofia to work with my daughter, age 4, as well as with my son, age 17. They both loved her, and she was extremely flexible and communicative. Would recommend for anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and smart young lady to work with their child.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I place serious emphasis on the value of individualized learning. I always begin by getting to know my students wholistically- learning about their goals and dreams, strengths and weaknesses, and passions outside of academia. As we get to know eachother and establish a cadence, I will tailor my teaching style to suit the individual needs of the student.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

(See resumé above) 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing varies. 


How did you get started teaching?

I discovered that my calling was to be a teacher while working at the Barnard Center for Toddler DevelopmentI was majoring in psychology and considering becoming a psychologist when I enrolled in the toddler development seminarI was immediately captivated by the literature exploring the complexity and urgency of early childhood developmentAs much as I loved the researchit was not until I had the opportunity to watch theory unfold in a one-on-one classroom setting that I knew teaching was where I could make the most significant impact.I  studied educational policywith coursework examining contemporary issues in educationand took every related psychology course I could get intoHaving the privilege to live in NYC and attend a school like Barnard reinforced my conviction that access to educationespecially for young women of coloris transformative.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages 2-20, of all levels of development.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently represented IBM at the Grace Hopper Celebration, where I was surrounded by 27,000 brilliant womenall committed to the goal of gender equity in STEM by 2025.


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