Valerie Khait serves as a Director of one-on-one Tutoring at Academic Approach. In her role, Valerie designs, implements, and executes school and one-on-one programs for the East Coast. Valerie also oversees the hiring and training of tutors for the East Coast, and East Coast school programs
Valerie graduated from Columbia University with a doctorate in Developmental Psychology, and has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining Academic Approach, Valerie focused on researching students’ critical thinking skills needed for writing, argumentation and evidence use. Valerie has taught numerous undergraduate psychology courses at the Department of Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY where she currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
What aspect of education or teaching are you the most passionate about?
“I have always loved seeing the spark in students’ eyes when they get excited about learning. I also love seeing the process of transformation that students undergo as they go from “I do not know this” to “I might be able to learn this” to “I understand this now!” Observing this process is among the most fulfilling aspects of the job. The other aspect of teaching that ignites my passion is knowing that you have enriched someone’s life by being involved in their education.” -Valerie Khait