Hello, I’m Alicia, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and graduate student in Writing at Columbia University.
In May of 2011 I received my Bachelor’s in Comparative Arts, a unique interdisciplinary program offered through the WashU's Department of Comparative Literature - essentially a hybrid of Literature and Art History. I also completed minors in both Photography and Writing, two of my greatest passions. In the fall of 2012 I began my MFA in Writing with a concentration in non-fiction at Columbia.
My extensive coursework in English and Creative Writing has given me a great deal of experience in workshop-based classes, and has made me a careful and skilled editor. I believe one of my greatest strengths is not only my own ability to write fluidly, but also to help others do the same while still respecting their individual voices. I love to work with students on college essays, other applications, and general writing skills - this past year, one of my students with whom I worked on a college essay was accepted to every school to which he applied, and I work to achieve that goal with all of my students! I'm also experienced in Verbal and Writing test prep, particularly for the SAT, and find great satisfaction in watching my students' scores steadily improve. In short, if your tutoring needs have to do with words, I’ve got them covered!
I also devoted a good portion of time in my undergraduate career to foreign language study and to developing an appreciation of global culture. I have studied Spanish, French, Russian, and German and have traveled on my own to over twenty nations. I spent half of my junior year abroad in Barcelona, Spain, honing the Spanish I had been accumulating since the fifth grade, picking up some Catalan, and studying design and art history in one of the world’s foremost design capitals. I am experienced as a tutor in Spanish language, and have had much success bringing up my students' grades through personalized assessments and exercises built around their own weaknesses, in addition to those provided by the textbook and general homework help.
In my free time I love to photograph, bake, knit, make music, and travel. I hope you’ll consider me as a tutor!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Bachelor in Arts, Comparative Arts
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 730
Cooking, Photography, Design, Music, Theater, Fashion, Travel
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