I'm currently working on my Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in English literature with a minor in French. Although I can find enjoyment in nearly any division of literature, my favorite area is 19th and 20th century American fiction. Over time, my preferred authors have changed, but I have a few constants: Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, and William Faulkner, among others. I also love studying grammar and mechanics: the subtle changes that can result from simple maneuvers like shifting commas has always been something of a fascination for me. After I complete my degree at Cal, I hope to attend law school and eventually work on judicial and penal system reform and legislation. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching sports; I'm a die-hard football and baseball fan! I'm also a bit of a movie buff.
Prior to coming to Berkeley, I worked as a tutor in the Los Angeles area for two and a half years. During that time, I worked with students one-on-one as well as in a classroom setting, teaching an SAT prep class and tutoring in the AVID program at a local high school. I can't say that I have a single favorite subject to tutor. I love to tutor English, helping students unpack literature and understand devices, but I also love helping students with college applications! I've found that writing college admissions essays is a daunting task for most high school kids, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of helping students tackle them! I also love to tutor French, as I think it a beautiful and artful language. In general, with any subject I tutor, my goal is always to help my students see how easily they can conquer the material given the right strategy. My job as a tutor is that of a trail guide: I want to set my students on the right path, but ultimately the hard work and the payoff is theirs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, English Literature
Watching sports, hiking, traveling, and reading
College World History
High School English
High School World History
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization