Andrew S.

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Andrew S.

About Me

Originally from New York City, I graduated from New York University before attending Rutgers University, where I would earn a Master of Science in Global Affairs and write a thesis on the application of ethics in a counterinsurgency campaign. Then, just prior to moving to Los Angeles and becoming a tutor, I worked for an international political-development non-profit. These days, I continue to pursue these interests while also developing my career as a music producer and composer.

My Teaching Experience

During my time as a tutor and teacher, I have had a high success rate for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is that I have almost exclusively been teaching and tutoring since 2013. Another is that I was actually not an excellent test-taker in school, so I have a better understanding of why someone might struggle with a concept as compared to a teacher for whom this knowledge just comes naturally. I also understand that a huge part of successful learning is psychological, and will even assist students with managing their stress and anxiety levels.

My Teaching Style

I work by learning about a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and approach sessions with a level of openness and honesty. I try to make sure my sessions are full of energy, communal participation and good humor, and am always willing to go out of my way to assist a student in their understanding. However, I also expect a similar level of dedication from those I am trying to teach.

Education

New York University

B.A. (individualized)

Rutgers University

M.S. in Global Affairs