I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A. in Ethics, History and Public Policy. Additionally, I attended American University and received a Masters of Public Administration, with studies focused on Social Policy and Non-Profit Management/Leadership.
I have tutored children and youth for over 10 years, grades 3 12, working primarily with "at-risk" students in danger of failing classes and/or not graduating from high school.
My students have come from structured after school programs, community based organizations/church referrals and word-of-mouth. I assist young people in study skills/organizational skills, homework completion, understanding subject matter, college application processes/college essay development/entrance exam preparation, and career exploration. English, Reading, Writing, and History/Government/Civics are my primary tutoring subjects; however, I have tutored elementary students in all major subjects and provided one-on-one tutoring for High school AP course preparation.
My passion stems from the desire to help students achieve their educational and personal goals. I believe that every child has the ability to learn and acquire knowledge for themselves. My professional life, spanning the non-profit and private sectors, has allowed me to support initiatives to improve public education at a national grassroots level and to help communities understand localized high school graduation requirements. In my spare time I volunteer with various local organizations focused on performing arts, youth development, academic achievement, job readiness and civic engagement.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelor in Arts, Ethics, History & Public Policy
Graduate Degree: American University - Master in Public Health Administration, Public Administration
Tutoring, mentoring, workshop development and facilitation, volunteer work, the performing arts, cooking, travel, museums/gardens and historic sites
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization