I prefer a relaxed and casual tutoring style and like to have students think out loud in the beginning so that I can understand their thinking process in order to be able to best explain difficult concepts later on. I have maintained long term relationships with some family despite location changes. I like to come to tutoring sessions prepared for the material that will be covered, but understand that it is sometimes difficult for a student to know well in advance exactly what will pose problems. I have previously tutored nearly al subjects, but I prefer to tutor: English, History, American/Comparative Government, Algebra, Spanish, Biology. I also do test preparation for SAT I/SAT IIs/ACT/PSAT/etc. as well as for AP and IB tests. Additionally, I offer speech tutoring services, working with students who need to improve their public speaking skills.