I often tell my students that they should make the inside of their minds an interesting place to be, because they have to live there for the rest of their lives. To that end, I love helping students master concepts and expand their base of knowledge and sense of scope. I started tutoring in high school and have tutored elementary through college-aged students, as well as teaching 10th grade English for a year and serving as a teaching assistant at Harvard University and the University of Cape Town. I've tutored test prep, English, literature, writing, math, and social sciences.
My undergraduate degree is from Wellesley College and my masters is from Harvard, so while I've spent seven years in Boston's frigid clime, I love being back in my hometown. I have "itchy feet," according to my dad--I love to travel, and have been to more than 20 countries. I lived in South Africa for two years on a research fellowship, and I studied Arabic in Egypt. I learned to surf in Costa Rica and ate a lot of pasta in Italy.
In my free time I am a voracious reader, as well as a soccer player, a godparent to a delightful one-year-old who lives in Atlanta, and a total sucker for BBC adaptations (but I also love reality TV!).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wellesley College - Bachelor in Arts, English/Religion
Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Masters, Religion/IR
ACT Composite: 34
SAT Composite: 2290
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 760
SAT Writing: 800
SAT U.S. History: 700
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 750
Reading, running, soccer, travel
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization