Hi! My name is Sean Birdsey, and I graduated from George Mason University with an undergraduate degree in English and a minor in philosophy. I have been a tutor since my junior year, helping students with German language and English writing, and I have been able to watch my students improve substantially, while simultaneously improving my own writing, research, and instruction methods, so I always feel that I have something new and interesting to teach and a fun way to teach it. I use a lot of the tools I learned from studying secondary education to help engage students and keep them interested, such as teaching them a complex grammatical structure and having them explain it back to me as well as integrating their interests into my lessons. For me, it's important to bridge the gap between learning and fun without sacrificing one for the other.