I am a licensed teacher with endorsements in Middle School, Language Arts and Social Studies. I am currently teaching writing at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development. Before that, I taught 6th and 8th grade Reading and Social Studies at a charter school in Chicago and was a classroom assistant in a 2nd grade classroom in Wilmette. I received my Masters Degree in Teaching from National Louis University and my Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Princeton University. In addition, I am working on my ELL/ESL endorsement. I have tutored students ranging from elementary to high school. I have helped all students relearn, reinforce and extend concepts they are currently learning at school. At my previous school, I led a tutoring club where I helped students with homework, ISEE test prep and high school application essays, as well as organizational skills. I have also taught high school students the tricks of the trade when it comes to taking standardized tests like the ACT and SAT.
My passion is taking the concepts necessary for being a successful learner and connecting them to the lives of my students. To that end, I am a firm believer in using both paper and technology to maximize learning. I believe that a growth mindset is critical as education is a journey, not an innate ability .
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing paddle tennis, scrapbooking and playing with my two hilarious dachshunds.
Princeton University - BA, English
National Louis University - MAT, Education
SAT Verbal: 730
High School English
Study Skills and Organization