I'm a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle where I received my MFA in Acting from the School of Drama. I did my
undergraduate work in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Since relocating to Manhattan from the West Coast, I've had the great fortune to teach in a variety of settings-- from private
tutoring, to lead teaching at ESL Language Schools, to leading literacy-based theater residencies in the public school system. My earliest
teaching experiences were in college-level English and ESL-- I'm a CELTA-certified ESL teacher, and have always been passionate about
language and literacy. In recent years, however, I've also been working more and more on privately tutoring Language Arts, Humanities,
and Test Prep (SAT, AP, TOEFL) with students at the middle and high school level. I love the challenge of tailoring my lessons to an individual student's needs, and the rewarding process of helping a student find the specific approach and skill set that works for him or her. I think
it's vitally important to give my students the skills they need to go on and work independently-- so I look at tutoring as part
of the developmental process that will have lasting, tangible results.
As a parallel to my teaching work, I'm an actor and playwright. In my spare time I love exploring new neighborhoods, traveling, cooking
(and eating!) and watching movies.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Theater/Performance Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Master of Fine Arts, Acting
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 770
SAT Subject Test in French: 750
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 750
Theater, cooking, travel, museums, dogs, movies, exercise (yoga/pilates, distance running, weight training)
High School English
IB Theatre HL
IB Theatre SL
Study Skills and Organization