Anneli Tostar - Private Tutor in North London
I am a current graduate student based in London, studying Sustainable Urban Planning & Design. I received my bachelor's in Social Anthropology (with a minor in Environmental Science & Public Policy) from Harvard University in 2015. While at Harvard, I wrote for The Harvard Crimson and The Huffington Post, as well as a variety of other publications. I also conducted research on transportation policy in São Paulo, Brazil for Harvard's Graduate School of Design. I have worked in consulting in New York City, and in the public sector in Stockholm, Sweden.
I have tutored a wide variety of students, from college applicants to high school students in Boston to refugees in Stockholm. I specialize in English tutoring and writing assistance, but have familiarity with all subjects. I speak five languages: Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, French, and of course, English. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and am a dual Swedish-American citizen.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (KTH), 2016 – 2018
Sustainable Urban Planning & Design (M.Sc.): (Anticipated)
Harvard University, 2011 – 2015
Social Anthropology, Environmental Science & Public Policy (B.A.): Cum laude
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I have tutored a wide range of students, in a wide range of contexts and languages. As part of the Harvard Program for International Education, I was one half of a tutoring duo who taught first-year students lessons once a week on international relations and foreign affairs at an inner-city public high school in Boston. I have been paid to edit students' college essays, as I have professional editing experience in a journalistic capacity. I have taught grammar and math to refugees in Sweden, as well as young Somali children in Portland, Oregon. I have also taught Spanish lessons to an eight year-old boy. I get real enjoyment out of helping students understand concepts and allowing them to reach their full potential.
My Approach to Tutoring
I care a lot about students understanding the concepts they are learning, not just getting the right answers, and will spend as long as it takes to help them get there. Being a visual person myself, I am quick to use diagrams and visual aids to help students process things in a different way. Whenever I edit students' writing I make sure to explain why I've corrected or changed things, even down to the punctuation edits. I am happy to work with weaker students, as I am a very patient tutor.
Fun Facts About Me
I am fascinated by all things creative. As you might have guessed, I love foreign languages and traveling, and spend much of my time learning about other parts of the world. I am also a professional artist; I have had my paintings in shows in a number of different cities, and sold my artwork to clients in New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Copenhagen (to name a few). I also love to cook! I spend much of my time trying out new recipes, going to art galleries, and seeing live music.
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