Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Environmental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2019
Bruna has been tutoring for the last 6 years and works with students in PreK through College level. She tutors early literacy skills, ELA, and Writing; Math at all grade levels; Biology, Life Sciences, and Chemistry; Spanish (beginning and intermediate level); and general study skills. She prepares students for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, MAPs, and GED tests. She is experienced in supporting students through the college admissions process, including application essays and interview coaching. She served as an educator at the Museum of Science and developed and implemented science-related interactive activities for visitors of all ages. She has also taught a space science course in an elementary school through the Berkshire Museum, taught swim lessons during her time as a lifeguard, and worked with students in an academic learning pod. She is experienced in working with students with special needs, including ADHD, ASD, anxiety, and depression.
Bruna says: “I have always loved teaching in informal education settings, starting from helping my peers in school to understand concepts by explaining in creative ways. I skipped 12th grade and started college at 16, culminating in a capstone senior thesis titled “The Efficacy of Acupuncture and Its Implementation into American Healthcare”. I left a career in healthcare including acceptance to an accelerated nursing program to pursue teaching and tutoring full time. Patience and resourcefulness are at the forefront of my teaching toolkit, as I have seen how each individual thrives with personalized techniques and understanding of their needs. In my free time, I like going on walks with my husband and Maltese dog named Albus, teaching yoga to my family and friends, and hope to travel to South America again soon, as my parents are from Brazil and Peru.”