I am magna cum laude graduate of the University of Vermont’s Honors College, where I received my Bachelor of Art in English, French, and Psychology. These fields of study all encouraged my development as a creative and critical thinker, a writer, a collaborative worker, a skilled-information processor, and a person passionate about her subjects. Although I have always nurtured a love of books, writing essays and analyzing literature in school used to terrify me! I often felt unsure of how to formulate and present my ideas and responses to a given text. It wasn’t until I learned to connect the texts to my own personal experiences and to write skillfully and with confidence that I grew to appreciate the study of literature and the art of writing in college. As such, my undergraduate concentration in creative writing allowed me to work in small, intimate writing workshops in which I developed my own writing skills as well as helped to support others through peer-editing and group discussions. Upon graduating, I worked as a freelance editor for an emeritus professor and writer of a historical fiction manuscript, an experience that allowed me to work one-on-one with a first-time writer of a novel. Most recently, my internship as an Education & Outreach specialist at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley allowed me to work with a diverse group of students of all ages to teach them about the non-profit group’s mission and how to support it using creative ideas and methods.
As an individual with over seven years of customer service experience, I am capable of demonstrating a positive attitude while using an organized approach to successfully achieve goals. Working in a bank setting for four years showed me just how important it is to demonstrate effective communication skills--not only in an academic setting, but also in any field of work. My strong work ethic ensures that as a tutor, I can easily examine and articulate complex topics and ideas while helping to support the academic growth and success of the student and learner. In my spare time, I also enjoy being outdoors, film, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and traveling—I’ve spent an extensive amount of time in both France and India! I continue to nurture a great love for reading and writing and hope to pass on this love for the written word to others.
University of Vermont - Bachelors, English, French, Psychology