I'm a New York transplant to LA, and a freelance composer and musician by nature. I am an artist and a teacher-- these are my two passions! I'm also a translator, linguistics nerd, avid reader, and fabulous teacher. I went to NYU and studied Linguistics, and am continuing my studies for an Applied Linguistics Masters here in California.
I have been teaching and tutoring for many years, since I started college. I've done private SAT Prep tutoring both here and in New York, as well as prep for other standardized tests such as the ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT. I also teach a bi-weekly SAT Prep course in Glendale, and an advanced Competition Math class for two age groups (6-8 and 9-12). It's a lot of fun! I've always found math pretty neat and like to get students interested in it too!
I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to do a lot of it during my quarter-century on this planetRussia, all over Europe, the Middle East, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and pretty much every state in this country. You only live once, and I really do learn something new every day.
Of all the jobs I've had while pursuing music and art, I've found that teaching is the one in which I have the most to offer and that gives me the most in return. I believe that confidence is the largest factor in success at anything, and preparation leads to confidence. This applies to the SAT test; it applies to performing a concert; it is universal. I want to help build confidence in others, too.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1570
SAT Math: 790
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 800
Music, composing, playing piano, reading contemporary fiction, nature, environmentalism, my cat, documentaries, film, ballet, the ocean, traveling, Scrabble!
High School English