I was educated at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. I received a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and Secondary Education, with a minor in History. During my years of classroom teaching, I led an after-school credit recovery program for Social Studies students working on virtual classes, and in 2013 I worked as a tutor for SAT verbal/ACT English prep at a learning center in Bellevue. I tutor all subjects and test preps relating to English, Language Arts, Reading and Literature, and I enjoy tutoring for Social Studies and History. My personal interest in art and philosophy has led me to consider branching out to tutor those subjects as well. I most enjoy tutoring for SAT Verbal, because of the combination of test-taking strategies, practice with challenging vocabulary and grammatical rules, and textual analysis that the subject demands. My tutoring style is rigorous and focused, but I often make use of illustration and contemporary examples to illuminate concepts and make them memorable for the students I work with. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating art and short stories, collecting rare films and music, cooking elaborate dishes, and being outdoors with my camera, searching for wildlife.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lake Superior State University - Bachelor in Arts, English Language and Literature
ACT English: 34
Reading novels and poetry, drawing, writing, collecting films and music, painting, cooking, photography
ACT Aspire Prep
High School English
High School Geography