I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BFA in Printmaking/Drawing and a concentration in Writing. After graduating in 2011, I taught English in South Korea for a year in various settings, including classes for adults in business and conversational English as well as individual tutoring for all ages and levels. My favorite experience teaching in Korea was leading a class of adult professionals in a patent office in improving their casual conversational skills. Since moving back to St. Louis, I have coached students in SAT test prep, study skills, writing, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and basic academic subjects. Most recently, I have worked as grants manager at the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, where I advised applicants on how to best write their applications for funding. Today, I continue to assist grant-seekers with one-on-one application reviews.
I am passionate about helping each student reach their potential. Learning to study, read and write effectively is transformational and helps students become strong life-long learners and communicators. My teaching style is patient but firm, as well as adaptive.
In my spare time, I make art and play music, and I am building up towards making my handcrafted products available online!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art (Writing Minor)
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Reading: 36
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 770
Writing, reading, making art
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
There is no one-size-fits-all method. I work with each student to find what individually helps them learn and excel.