I graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus in Renaissance Literature. After graduation, I received a Fulbright teaching grant to work as an English teacher in a bilingual high school in northern Spain. I liked the work and living in Spain so much that I decided to stay for another year, this time teaching at a different high school in Valladolid (near Madrid). My other teaching experience includes working as an SAT Critical Reading Instructor and tutoring high school students and adults in English while I lived in Spain. I also taught writing workshops for developmentally disabled adults while I was in college. Currently, I am enrolled in the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and upon completing my Master's degree, I hope to work in a special collections library with rare books and manuscripts.
I tutor a number of subjects and am especially excited about English, Writing, SAT Critical Reading and Spanish. I always make sure to customize my lessons to the personalities and learning styles of my students and try to incorporate a variety of resources and exercises whenever possible. I think that one-on-one tutoring is an interactive process that should include lots of back-and-forth communication. Learning new concepts, especially ones that are initially challenging, is an exciting and enriching experience for me, and I hope to share that excitement with my students.
In my free time, I love to read, especially science fiction, fantasy, and big, shaggy 19th century novels. I also enjoy hiking, camping and backpacking. Being new to the Boston area, I am looking forward to learning more about the area, especially all things book, library and history related.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Simmons College - Master of Science, Library and Information Science
SAT Composite: 2210
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 720
GRE Verbal: 170
Reading, Writing, Cooking, Hiking, Travelling
ACT Aspire Prep
High School English