I have a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago. At Duke, I studied both English Literature and Environmental Sciences and Policy; at the University of Chicago, I received a degree in Social Work. My teaching experiences have been broad and enriching -- I've taught elementary and middle school students in Sanxia, Taiwan; college students in Toamasina, Madagascar (where I lived in a lemur reserve!); and middle and high school students from across the US who participated in experiential education and leadership conferences in Washington, DC. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Literature, Writing, and ESL. I love helping students gain the confidence and skills to excel on the Critical Reading and Writing portions of standardized tests. My teaching approach is individualized, positive, warm, respectful, and fun. I encourage students to not be afraid to take intellectual risks or make mistakes, as that's when much learning happens! In addition to tutoring, I work as a researcher at the University of Chicago, with plans to pursue a PhD in the near future. In my spare time, I love reading novels and ethnographies, writing fiction and music, traveling, and exploring the outdoors as a backpacker, fly fisherman, and naturalist.
Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelor in Arts, English
GRE Verbal: 690
Reading, Writing, Basketball
High School English