Meet Our Tutors: Lynn Major
Happy new year, everyone! This month, we would like to kick off 2018 by featuring Lynn Major, one of our Spanish and ESL tutors.
A Talented Tutor
Lynn knew she liked Spanish when she was first introduced to it in 7th grade. “Where has this language been all my life?” she laughed, remembering how quickly she found a passion for Spanish and for helping her classmates. Lynn went on to make Spanish and teaching part of her life through studying Spanish at Oberlin College and then completing a Masters of Education at University of Pennsylvania and at LaSalle University. She has led a full career as an educator teaching at Friends’ Central Middle School and St. Joe’s University. She has tutored Spanish for many years and works with ESL students as well. In addition to her work as a teacher, she also has volunteered as a matemáticas teacher in a Spanish bilingual charter school and as an interpreter assisting Puerto Rican hurricane victims.
When Lynn is not being an awesome at Spanish, she spends time being a loving mother. She enjoys sharing her love of art with her twin eleven-year-old daughters and is currently teaching them how to take SEPTA on their own. An active member in her community, Lynn serves as one of her neighborhood block captains and also provides weekly reading support to children through her Community Association. All of these experiences give Lynn a wealth of expertise for adapting her tutoring style for any type of learner.
A Gifted Musician
In addition, Lynn is a very talented cellist who has played in a number of orchestras and chamber groups. Her most recent performance with the Symphony for the Broken Orchestra, an organization to raise money to repair musical instruments for schools. She loves music as a force for good, especially for its ability to help others. Through all her achievements, Lynn is most proud of the group efforts she has contributed to. She hopes to bring this aspect of teamwork to her student-teacher relationships.
For more information about the Symphony for the Broken Orchestra, as well as see the rest of this wonderful photo featuring Lynn with her cello, please feel free to check out the New York Times article at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/arts/music/philadelphia-david-lang-symphony-for-a-broken-orchestra.html?_r=2. Lynn’s next concert is with the Klezmer group in February. It is sure to be a night of beautiful music.
The key to Lynn’s tutoring prowess is her incredible empathy. “I understand that it can be intimidating”, she says, “and I want to help students learn and relearn in a better way”. She prefers the one-on-one aspect of tutoring because she can find the best fit for each student. To her, it is all about pinpointing the problem and then finding the solution that works!
We are very lucky to have Lynn with us at Tutor Delphia. We wish her and all of our tutors and students a happy and warm beginning to the new year.