"Education Is Not the Filling of a Pail, But the Lighting of a Fire" - W.B. Yeats
This philosophy has always guided my approach to teaching. I believe that getting a student from A to B is certainly critical, but what is even more essential is the 'aha' moment when a difficult problem clicks, a love for writing comes about, a passion is ignited, and/or inspiration is born. This is what makes a student a lifelong learner who doesn't shy away from a challenge or the unknown. I like to inject fun and humor into learning and am the product of some really excellent educators who I like to think inform my teaching style.
My tutoring experience began nearly four years ago when I began working with an organization that helps prepare under-served students for the SAT and the college admissions process. I enjoyed breaking students' preconceived notions about what they could and could not do, and I value the interpersonal relationships with my students that I was able to create and maintain to this day.
I graduated with my undergrad in 2012 with degrees in International Relations and Spanish, and I was awarded Distinguished Honors in International Relations. I also minored in Latin American Studies and studied abroad for a semester in Madrid.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ursinus College - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations; Spanish
ACT Composite: 30
Dance, theater, singing, lacrosse, reading, scuba diving, horseback riding
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
ACT with Writing
College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
College Political Science
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Latin America History
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session with a student, we will discuss goals, previous attempts at those goals, and what strategies the student has used previously. Then, we build a plan together to move forward.