My interest in education and sense of wanderlust developed very early in my life. I was fortunate to study abroad in high school and this experience ignited my passion for learning. I spent the next many years between the USA and living, traveling, and working abroad - South America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, & Europe - and always welcoming the next new experience. Having spent 20 years overseas, wherever I was posted, I took the opportunity to integrate into my local community and teach local students as well as American students living abroad. My areas of expertise are English, Spanish, and Test preparation: ESL, ELL, TEOFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT.
I found my experiences teaching not only specific subjects, but teaching the experiences and nuances of American culture to be extremely motivating and gratifying. I moved back to the United States a few years ago to be closer to my family as my parents are getting older, and have enjoyed teaching students in the Boston area ever since. Some of the most fulfilling experiences I have had in my adult life have revolved around working with students of all ages and from different cultures and backgrounds – I try to learn as much from my students as they learn from me. When I am not teaching I spend my time reading, cooking, sailing, & traveling.
Suffolk University - Bachelors, Political Science
Georgetown University - Masters, International Relations