I am a graduate of the University of Southern California, where I received a B.A. in English. I also graduated from UCLA School of Law of and received a J.D., and I am a member of the California State Bar. I have tutored and edited for students at many levels of education. I am also currently the coach for the USC Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, where I teach students about the skills and strategies of the sport every year.
My favorite subjects to tutor are standardized test preparation and writing. I believe that great test takers are made, not born. Anyone can improve your SAT or LSAT score with the right practice and guidance. I like to use a teaching method similar to how I would teach a sport by simplifying the concepts and strategies necessary into manageable terms, and then practicing specific skills in need of improvement. I believe great academic writing is all about clarity and structure, and I can help you to achieve both.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Juris Doctor, Law
SAT Composite: 2280
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 790
SAT Writing: 790
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 710
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 740
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 720
Outside of teaching, I enjoy bicycling, music, film, books, cooking, gardening, and pretty much all sports. I am very passionate about Ultimate Frisbee and have played at club national championships in three out of the last four years.
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think that the best way to learn is by doing something and then analyzing your performance to find ways to improve.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to chat with my students before anything else to get to know them as a person. Not all people respond well to the same type of feedback. I take my students' personalities into account when working with them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I try to teach the methods and study skills that will help my students be successful down the road, not just right now.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I like to remind my students of the goals behind what they're working. You have to remember why you're doing what you're doing.