Few things give me greater joy than helping others learn. Teaching allows me to share my enthusiasm for new ideas and experiences. I believe that the ideal educational environment emphasizes high achievement and collaboration.
For the past two years, I have worked in educational settings around the Seattle area. As the lead teacher for an after-school program serving Somali refugees and as a monitor at a French bilingual school, I have immersed myself in the region's splendid diversity. This work as an educator has given me experience developing age-appropriate lessons in a variety of areas, including Reading, Writing, Science, and Math. My cultural agility is the result of interactions with students of various nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Although I would be delighted to tutor many subjects, my passion is English. From an early age, I have been fascinated with words and the way we use them. I would love to help a pupil become attuned to the nuances of a text or express themselves more clearly for a college admissions essay.
Besides education, my interests and hobbies include theatre, cooking, camping, and volunteerism.
In my professional and personal life, I adhere to the motto of my favorite writer, E.M. Forster: "Only connect." By shaping meaningful connections with others, we come alive to the richness and diversity of human experience. As a teacher, I consider it my honor to help students nurture the compassion and curiosity that will allow them to make such connections for the rest of their lives.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Mount Holyoke College - Bachelors, English
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 30
ACT Reading: 36
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
Theatre, cooking, camping, volunteerism
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School Business
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization