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I am a certified and experienced former middle-school teacher, with a particular passion for teaching reading and writing. I've also enjoyed teaching ESL and sharing my enthusiasm for learning Spanish. These experiences have included working with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.
I am an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Pennsylvania, and a fluent Spanish speaker.
In addition to working in 20+ American schools and programs, I have lived and worked in Chile and Peru, where I taught English and trained other teachers.
I am a lifelong bookworm, proud owner of a "Grammar Police" T-shirt, and geek for fantasy and magical realism. I have a track record of helping students to discover or develop a love of Reading, Writing and Language. My most rewarding experiences have involved guiding struggling or unengaged students in finding their own talents as writers and learners. I believe a successful tutoring approach includes creativity, responsiveness, attention to detail, and a clear passion for the subject.

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Political Science; Spanish; Education

Graduate Degree:

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Masters, Education Policy and Management

SAT Composite: 2380

SAT Math: 780

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 800

GRE Quantitative: 790

GRE Verbal: 660

Salsa and bachata dancing; Spanish book club; running; volunteering; lessons in Portuguese for Spanish Speakers; reading news magazines

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

College English

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry


Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep