I am a 2005 graduate of Lawrence University, where I majored in English and Comparative Religious Studies. I also graduated from the University of California Hastings Law School with a J.D. and a concentration in International Law. Before attending college and law school, I basically ate, breathed, and slept debate and forensics. I then coached policy debate and extemporaneous speech in college in addition to tutoring high school students through the "A Better Chance" organization. During my college years, I also became a passionate advocate for human rights, danced and choreographed with a modern dance troupe and had several plays produced. In law school, I continued my human rights advocacy work, studied at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet and worked as both a research assistant to numerous professors and as a teaching assistant in many classes. I also tutored students in PSAT, SAT Verbal, ACT, AP History, English and Literature preparation through "Ivy West" while I was living in the San Francisco Bay area.
Now that I am living in Minnesota, I am thrilled to be working with Varsity Tutors. I truly enjoy working with students of all ages, strengths, challenges, and motivation levels. I believe I can speak for my former students when I say that I am generally regarded as a friendly, kind, and funny tutor who knows how to bring out the best in her students and how to make the most productive use of each session. My time is valuable and I know that my student's time is equally valuable... so why not use it well?
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lawrence University - Bachelor in Arts, Comparative Religion/English
Graduate Degree: University of California Hastings College of Law - Juris Doctor, Law
Writing, Yoga, Dance, Running, Knitting, Swimming, Reading
High School English
Study Skills and Organization