About Falina Lothamer
Falina holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Education from Vanderbilt University. She has almost 10 years of experience in the education field, and over 7 years’ experience teaching online. Her passions for math, reading, and foreign languages allow her to connect with a wide variety of students, especially middle and high school girls, high achieving students, athletes, and international students.
Her approachable nature and teaching style builds trust with her students, and they are reassured from the first session that they can always reach out to her with questions at any time. She has worked with students all across the country and the world on their academics, SAT/ACTs, and college essays, to help them gain acceptance to schools such as Harvard, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Duke, UCLA, Boston University, University of Michigan, University of Miami, West Point, and more.
Falina believes that there is not a one size fits all approach for learning new concepts. Many learn in ways that are not always compatible with the standard classroom model, which can lead to frustration and a disconnect at school.
In her sessions, she takes a holistic mentorship-based method. She gets to know each of her students, the classes they are taking, their interests inside and outside of school, and their specific goals to design an individualized learning plan. While they may be focused on only one or two topics, she considers her work with students to be much broader than those specific subjects. Learning about each student and their life allows her to adapt her teaching style based on methods and examples that will resonate the strongest based on a student’s lived experience and learning style.
In her free time, Falina enjoys traveling, reading, crossword puzzles, spending time with friends and family, and exploring Nashville, where she currently resides.