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Contessa Petrini


Grade(s): College


Success is not an accident; it is the result of intelligent effort.

Teaching, motivating and helping others is my passion, my time as a tutor has been a wonderful, emotional, and fulfilling experience. Today's tutors and students are partners in the process of learning. It is a partnership and an interaction between the two serves as a catalyst for understanding and motivation for success.

I am originally from Egypt/India and have attained several certificates and degrees in teaching and training in Finance/Economics/and General Studies. I also received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Cornell University and an International Law Degree from University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

I was a finance major with a 3.87 Grade Point Average with a minor in economics. I am also a tutor at Baker College where I attended for my master's degree program have continued on with the PhD program. I also teach classes on the Carnegie Mellon Open Initiative Platform online. I teach finance, economics, and metrics. I love sharing my educational experiences and achievements through tutoring.

The more effectively you can learn, the better your prospects in life will be. Learning is never static, and I keep abreast of critical thinking techniques, learning styles and the psychology of learning.

In this ever-changing, highly competitive world, we have to explore different possibilities and solve problems creatively. We have to be tech-savvy and comfortable with modern techniques and computer applications. I have used online media several times and my students have learned faster as a result.

My goal is to teach my tutees to become self learners in everything in life, which will in turn lead to many successes.

"A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Favorite Subjects

Composition, Study Skills, Time Management, English, Algebra 1, English as a Second Language, Algebra 2, Economics, Statistics, Literature, Reading


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