I am a New York City native and recent graduate of Wellesley College (2013) with a degree in Mathematics. I am also an alumna of the Horace Mann School (2009), and will be pursuing graduate studies in Biological and Environmental Engineering, focused on space life support systems and astronaut health, at Cornell University starting in fall 2015. While most of my post-collegiate career has been spent as a rocket scientist for NASA and Boeing, I have always had a passion for education, particularly in STEM fields, having taught AP Computer Science at the Dana Hall School in Massachusetts while completing my undergraduate degree. Prior to that, I successfully tutored high school students to dramatic increases in SAT scores across all 3 sections (average improvement of 240 points) through the non-profit Let's Get Ready! tutoring program. I believe that a strong educational foundation is the key to a successful and fulfilling future in any profession, and I am eager to help students achieve their long-term goals, whatever they may be. My teaching philosophy reflects my background in applied sciences and engineering, with a strong emphasis on practical applications of academic material and use of concrete, real-world examples to facilitate creative problem solving.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wellesley College - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
SAT Composite: 2380
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 780
SAT Writing: 800
Space exploration, international development, marathon running
Q & A
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try to break it down to the most basic level possible and start there. The important thing is to make the student focus on his or her successes, not to stress the student out about what he or she does not know prior to the tutoring session.