I am a recent graduate of Brown University (2012- GPA 3.7) where I graduated with degrees in English Literature and Theatre Arts. I have always had a passion for teaching, first fostering this interest as a teacher's aid in my school's Lower School and as a camp counselor for a number of years. I also worked throughout high school as a teacher's aid at Temple Emmanuel's Sunday School Program in Northern New Jersey. Teaching and education continued to be an important part of my collegiate life as well. I believe strongly in the importance of the tutor-student bond, knowing that best results are only reached when there exists a mutual trust.
My most rigorous tutoring experiences were at the college level at Brown University, where I worked as a Brown Writing Fellow. The BWF exist as a select group of students hired to act as writing mentors and editors for the Brown community, and as part of the program, each participant had to first participate in and complete a semester's long course in writing styles and approaches to editing. In 2012, I was awarded an AT&T New Media Fellowship, an award given to those students who show promise in the combination of writing and new media. My grant took me to Avignon, France where I produced a web-documentary (primarily photo, video, and essay coverage) of the Festival D'Avignon, an annual, international theatre festival. Currently, I am work as a freelance copy-editor with Write Bloody, a publishing company based in Austin, TX.
I graduated from Saddle River Day School in 2008 as salutatorian and as a member of the Cum Laude National Honors Society. I was also the recipient of the Bradford Cooke Sommer Humanitarian Scholarship (2007) as well as the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Scholarship (2007). In regards to more specific subjects, I was an AP Scholar with Distinction having taken U.S. History, Calculus AB, Biology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, and English Literature.
I am originally from northern New Jersey. As far as hobbies are concerned, I love Photography and travel writing. My favorite author (not a travel writer) is Virginia Woolf. At Brown, I also sang with a jazz a cappella group, The Higher Keys.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor in Arts, Literatures and Cultures in English
SAT Writing: 800
Poetry, Tennis, Yoga, Reading (ask me about my favorite authors!),