I am currently a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of California San Diego, where I research topics involving language acquisition and social cognition. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in Linguistics, French, and Plan II Honors (a four-year interdisciplinary honors program), with a minor in Japanese. I work as a teaching assistant for UCSD, and enjoy helping my students whenever they need assistance with either subject material or administrative matters. I am well qualified to tutor in French, history, psychology, and a range of specific topics in English. All of these are subjects for which I have a great passion and enthusiasm myself, so helping students understand them, and perhaps even appreciate and come to enjoy them, is a real pleasure for me. I believe strongly that enjoyment and interest are among the greatest keys to learning, and also perhaps the most important thing any tutor or teacher can hope to bring to their students. Aside from academic interests, my hobbies also include reading and writing fiction, costume design, and travel.
The University of Texas at Austin - BA, Plan II Honors, Linguistics, French
University of California San Diego - PhD, Linguistics
SAT Composite: 2280
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
GRE Verbal: 168