Passionate about education, I've taught test prep, middle and high school, subject tutoring such as algebra, geometry and writing, ESL, and music theory and performance. I also have experience as a camp counselor, coach for soccer and basketball, and I have really enjoyed teaching game design courses for middle to high school age students. In my spare time, you'd find me playing music on guitar, piano or Ableton, writing children's books, or reading a book on world history.
I am an English major from Emory University, which I attended on a merit-based scholarship. I have been tutoring SAT or ACT prep and other high school subjects for the past 15 years in Asheville, Atlanta, and Miami, and honed my techniques with several excellent organizations before joining Varsity Tutors for their Atlanta launch.
I focus on simple strategies that can be applied universally to all sections of testing, while still trying to develop a specific approach for each student, because everyone learns a little differently.
I enjoy tutoring SAT prep because I love seeing students make real progress, measurable in their scores, that will help them succeed in their educational and professional lives. Helping someone achieve their goals and dreams is a very rewarding feeling.
What most makes me an effective teacher is the breadth of my knowledge and experience - math, literature, history, politics, music, art, journalism, and architecture have all been passions of mine. This variety of experience helps me relate to a wide range of students and teach many different subjects.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University - Bachelor in Arts, English
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790
SAT Chemistry: 710
Spending time with my kids, making music, reading, hiking