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A life-long lover of books and language, I am passionate about learning, the arts, traveling, telling stories, and sharing experiences. I have a B.A. in Drama and Italian from Vassar College, where I graduated with general and departmental honors. As a Drama major, I focused on directing and dabbled in writing, performing, and costuming as well. As an Italian major, I spent a semester studying at the University of Bologna, completed a translation for my thesis, and worked as a drill instructor for first-year students. After graduating I was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Catania, Sicily, where I spent a year teaching high school students English language, culture, literature, and theatre. In my spare time, I acted in an Italian version of As You Like It, did a weekly guest spot on a radio station, tutored privately, and started an after school theatre program culminating in an end-of-year performance in English.

In addition to tutoring, I currently devote my professional time and energy to theatre directing and producing. I am fascinated by the ways in which the arts can impact and enrich society in ways both big and small, and using this understanding to develop a culture of creativity and community.

As a tutor, I find that empathy, a sense of humor, and flexibility are invaluable in helping others gain academic success and personal confidence. Working as a director has taught me that careful listening and guided collaboration are critical to both problem solving and teaching--and of course, that there is no greater teacher than trial and error! I love finding ways to help others make connections, develop strategies, and answer questions. A naturally curious spirit, I find that learning what makes people tick and how we can use it to resolve problems is a ongoing challenge and tireless adventure.

I'm an avid (albeit still amateur) runner, sometime yogi, and constant consumer-participant in the cultural life of New York City. In the short term, I aspire to finally have enough shelving to keep my books off the floor and an urban herb garden that makes it through the winter.

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Emily’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, Drama, Italian

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Verbal: 770

SAT Writing: 790


Books, travel, arts

Tutoring Subjects

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational Italian


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English




Public Speaking


SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Italian

SAT Subject Test in Italian with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep


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