Education: Smith College (B.A. Sociology, 2015), Columbia University (M.A. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, ongoing)
Years of Tutoring Experience: 4
Subject(s) you tutor: SAT, GRE, Writing, Reading Fluency & Comprehension, Pre-Algebra, Algebra
Relevant Test Scores: 2010 SAT: 800 Reading, 750 Writing. GRE: 166 Verbal Reasoning, 160 Quantitative Reasoning, 5.0 Analytical Writing
Hi! My name is Gretchen, and I have been tutoring students with a variety of backgrounds for several years. I love helping students find what excites them about the material and working through different approaches until they reach their “Aha!” moment. I individually tailor each of my sessions to the needs and learning styles of my students. Truly mastering new and/or difficult material takes some vulnerability and willingness to make mistakes. Therefore, I value modeling productive studying skills, building personal connections with my students, and helping them build connections with (and therefore interest in) their content.
I have helped middle and high school students improve their grades from C’s and D’s to A’s and B’s in both math and English, have helped college graduates prepare their writing samples and applications for graduate school, and helped high school seniors increase their skills on the SAT and ACT.
I’m currently pursuing my Master’s Degree at Columbia University – I hope to become a quantitative analyst, with an ultimate goal of helping non-profits better maximize their resources and communicate their impact. When I’m not studying or working, you can usually find me at the gym, trying out a new recipe, or singing.