I am a graduate of Kenyon College. I majored in International Studies and Economics, concentrating in Environmental Studies. In college, I volunteered at an elementary school, helping students with difficulties in a low-income school. I also participated on the Model UN team. Since graduation, I worked in Iceland for a few months and then spent two years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. I taught natural science and environmental studies to primary school students, as well as supported students and teachers in all other subject areas, especially math. I worked with students of all ages and abilities. I also taught community English classes at night. I am fluent in Spanish and love helping other people learn the language. Learning another language well is one of the most useful skills you can acquire and I think it is important for everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.
I have been tutoring fellow students since I was in middle school. I love the moment when a student finally understands a difficult concept for the first time, especially when they feel they discovered it themselves. I personally increased my ACT score by 5 points through self-study and love to coach others through the test. I consider myself a patient and helpful tutor. I am a strong writer and enjoy offering my suggestions and editing others' essays and papers. Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading, politics, anything to do with Latin America, hiking,and running half marathons.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Kenyon College - Bachelor in Arts, Economics/International Studies
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 35
Running, half marathons, hiking, baseball/softball, Spanish, Latin America
Elementary School Math
High School English