I have recently graduated with honors in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College. I plan to pursue a career in higher education, whether as a teacher, scholar, or both. During college, I have had numerous valuable experiences in tutoring, educational, and leadership positions, including working as the manager of my college’s theater box office, serving as the editor of the Arts and Entertainment section of the college’s weekly newspaper, and working as an in-class tutor for middle school children. While I have skills and interest in tutoring a range of subjects, including German, Spanish, reading, writing, and English, I am most passionate about teaching essay writing skills, especially literary analysis. My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that learning happens best when there is intellectual curiosity and appreciation for the subject. I try to impart to my students a sense of discovery and joy in every session because I want them to feel as empowered and inspired by learning as I do. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading literary and philosophical texts, watching movies, keeping multilingual correspondences with friends who live in different countries, and going on long walks in my neighborhood just to admire the gorgeous, mountainous landscape of Los Angeles.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Bachelor in Arts, English and Comparative Literary Studies
ACT English: 32
ACT Reading: 33
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 740
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 790
Yoga, reading, writing, volleyball, ballet, tennis, watching movies, learning languages, going to museums, going to plays
High School English
SAT Subject Test in German
SAT Subject Test in German with Listening
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based on the beliefs that 1) learning happens best when there is intellectual curiosity and appreciation for the subject, and 2) Intellectual curiosity comes with a generative recognition of patterns and connections across concepts.