My name is Carolyn Shirian and I am currently a third year student at New York University. I have spent the past four years as an independent tutor, teaching children from ages 4-19 in a variety of subjects and admissions exams. Through my experiences, I have gained familiarity with many different styles of students and learning, and am enthusiastic about using my skill set to improve your child's grades, enhance their learning experience, and instill in them the enduring work ethic that I find has allowed myself to succeed.
The blend of courses required for my Economics major in the College of Arts and Science and my minor at the Stern School of Business has provided me with a strong and well-rounded background. I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems, have a strong analytical background, and at the same time I have developed the communication skills I find incredibly necessary in the role of a tutor.
I have remained a tutor thoughout my college experience, despite a rigorous academic schedule and demanding responsibilities because I truly enjoy seeing improvement in my students. Whether that means starting out with the basics of addition with a 4 year old until they have mastered division a few years later, or improving SAT scores dramatically so that a student gets accepted into college, the sense of accomplishment I find is great. I find that I am able to work quite well with my students by maintaining a great balance between teacher and friend; my students have always respected me in terms of following directions and completing their work, and they know that they can also come to me concerning areas in which I can mentor them.
I find that I go beyond teaching my students just the material that they need to know. I pride myself on teaching the students great study habits that they can carry on with them and continue for many years, along with helping them to realize the sense of fulfillment that can results from achieving the high grades and success that you as a parent are looking for them to do. I always maintain strong communication with parents so that they may be involved in their child's progress, should they have any questions or suggestions.