I graduated from Beloit College with a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature. My primary language of study was Spanish and my secondary language was French. During my time at Beloit, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador and following graduation I spent half a year teaching English abroad in Chile. After returning to the United States, I attended Teachers College, Columbia University where I received my M.A. in Bilingual Childhood Education as well as my New York State Certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) and Bilingual Education. During my time at Columbia I learned a great deal through my coursework in addition to my student teaching placements at public schools in Manhattan. Upon graduating, I taught kindergarten as well as second grade at an independent school in Brooklyn. I have tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, math, English as a second language, and Spanish. I love working with students in all content areas! As a teacher and tutor, I believe that it is important to learn about the child as a whole; in other words I believe it is essential to understand the child’s academic strengths, areas for growth, learning style, as well as their interests outside of school in order to help the student build upon their skills and meet their goals. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, drawing, playing basketball, and reading anything from Harry Potter to works by Gabriel García Márquez.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Beloit College - Bachelor in Arts, Modern Languages (Spanish & French)
Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Master of Arts, Bilingual Childhood Education
Hiking, drawing, traveling, playing basketball, and reading (anything from Harry Potter to works by Gabriel García Márquez)