I hold a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an M.A. from Georgetown University in Arabic Studies/Middle East Studies. I'm currently working on my second masters degree in Mass Communications and Journalism at ASU's Walter Cronkite School.
I would love to tutor students working on any of the following subjects: PSAT Critical Reading, PSAT Writing Skills, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Subject Test in Literature, SAT Verbal, TOEFL, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, College Essays, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, Literature, Reading, Writing, Arabic, and European History.
Here's a little bit more information about my background -- I'm currently a Teaching Assistant at ASU, where I work closely with undergraduate students on improving their writing and critical thinking skills. Before coming to ASU, I taught undergraduate humanities and English literature courses. I have also served as an SAT Prep instructor for the verbal and writing sections of the SAT. I really like working with students on the verbal and writing portions of the SAT because I find that, when approached the right way, these sections of the test are a lot of fun.
In terms of my teaching philosophy, I like to keep things as active as possible. I think it's important that students feel they are engaged in a dynamic process; I view tutoring much like a conversation. If students have questions, I always want to hear them. I think in tutoring, when both the student and the tutor contribute, there's a great exchange.
I'm originally from the East Coast, the Philadelphia area. I lived in the Middle East for four years for my work. In my free time, I like to stay active. I love exercising. Running, hiking, and going to the gym are all great. I am a big believer that physical activity helps clear the mind and restore focus. I also love coffee and going to coffee shops.
I look forward to meeting you soon for tutoring. I'm happy to answer any questions about my background and experience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Princeton - Bachelor in Arts, Comparative Literature
Graduate Degree: Georgetown University - Master of Arts, Middle East Studies
SAT Verbal: 780
Running, hiking, kickboxing
High School English
SAT Subject Tests Prep