I graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a 4.0 GPA and a double major in History and Art-Semiotics. After college I worked in the film and television industry and then at a law firm conducting case research and writing legal briefs. Currently, I am a graduate student at Columbia University, earning my MFA in Nonfiction Writing. I write articles and essays, and I’m working on my first book.
I love writing and teaching. As a graduate student, I taught a course in personal essay writing to Columbia University undergraduates. I have also taught SAT prep classes and helped students prepare essays for their college applications.
I fully believe that writing and test-taking skills can be learned and that one-on-one instruction is the best way to help a student develop them. My knowledge of the subject matter, good communication skills, and ability to encourage my students make me a great tutor. I also think it’s important to be patient and make the material fun while also being firm.
I don’t tell my students what to do; I teach them how to do it. The end goal is always to impart my students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed later on their own.
Besides tutoring, I am a writer, editor, and filmmaker. I’m a native New Yorker with an interest in urban planning and city history. I directed, wrote, and edited an award-winning documentary film on squatting and gentrification in Manhattan’s East Village. I’m also a dog lover and avid cyclist.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor in Arts, double major in History and Art-Semiotics
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Fine Arts, Nonfiction Writing
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 710
SAT Writing: 800
GRE Verbal: 720
Besides tutoring, I am a writer, editor, and filmmaker. I’m a native New Yorker with an interest in urban planning and city history. I directed, wrote, and edited an award-winning documentary film on squatting and gentrification in Manhattan’s East Villag