I graduated from the University of Washington in 2009 with a BA in Linguistics and BS in Technical Communication. While at the UW, I was able to develop both my teaching and tutoring skills, teaching seminars to incoming freshmen and volunteering in the Engineering Writing Lab. Since graduating, I have pursued a career in environmental conservation where I have had many opportunities to teach and work with students. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, I led curriculum-based programs within the park as part of the local Parks as Classrooms program. In my previous job at the Washington Conservation Corps, I co-developed and ran a training related to local ecology, and I developed and ran a workshop on resume and cover letter writing that I was asked to present to the entire organization after its initial success.
I love language and all parts of it, from grammar to vocabulary to public speaking. My speciality is essay writing and editing, which I believe can be made easy for anyone. I like to use a positive, supportive approach, and I do my best to cater my tutoring style to the needs of the student. I believe any writing task, no matter how overwhelming it seems at the get-go, can be broken down and simplified, and that everyone has the potential to be a great writer.
In my spare time, I play a lot of ultimate frisbee and travel frequently to attend tournaments. I like to read and write, and I have just learned how to knit!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington - Bachelors, Linguistics, Technical Communication
SAT Math: 730
Ultimate frisbee, knitting, ukulele, writing