Beth Olesen

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, Scripps College, 2010

Certifications:

Massachusetts Initial Licensure, History 8-12

Beth has been teaching for 9 years and has also served as a curriculum coordinator for the last 5 years. She tutors students in grades 6 through 12 in English Language Arts, History, Social Studies, and Math. She prepares students for all sections of the SAT and ACT tests. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is currently taking Statistics courses. She is experienced in working with students with a wide range of special needs, including dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and ASD. She has worked with a wide range of disabilities including reading-based learning disabilities and behavioral/emotional needs such as anxiety and depression. She enjoys modifying her lessons to meet the specific needs of her students.
Beth got into teaching because she wanted a job that contributed to the greater good and because she loves mentoring students. She most enjoys the relational aspect of tutoring, such as getting to know students and helping them connect their academic work to their own goals and values. Having had the extraordinary luck to take a gap year in between high school and college to improve her language skills via travel in Central America and Europe, she knows the importance of making academic work relevant to personal interests. Beth is proud to have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and is ever grateful for her dog named Gus. She has found wonderful support from her meditation and mindfulness practices and loves helping students explore the practices that help them be their best selves. Beth also deeply loves basketball, hiking, veggie gardening, and weight lifting.