A humanities-oriented tutor with three years of experience teaching writing and a classical liberal arts education, I am prepared to tutor in a wide variety of subjects across the humanities and social sciences, to help you sharpen your writing skills, and to empower you with the skills needed to tackle the most stubborn standardized test questions—including those on the GRE Verbal and SAT Writing sections. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College, a writing-intensive liberal arts college, where I amassed a portfolio of over 500 pages worth of research papers. I have also given several talks and presentations over the years including a TEDx talk. My style of tutoring is collaborative and student-centered. I believe in meeting the student at his or her own level and building up from there. I am passionate about education, in particular subjects like writing, history, and sociology, and I will begin to pursue a PhD this fall in the hopes of one day becoming a professor. When I am not reading for my research, I try to find time to read for fun; I also enjoy spending time with my dogs and drinking good coffee.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence College - Bachelor in Arts, American Studies & Sociology
Graduate Degree: New York University - PHD, American Studies
GRE Verbal: 165
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
Emily likes to read, a foodie, has 2 small dogs, and likes coffee.
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching that is highly individualized to the needs of the particular student is the most effective. We'll start by identifying your current weaknesses, and we will correct them by utilizing your strengths.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
We'll go over all of your concerns and anxieties so we can best work together to make a plan to improve. We will also go over your personal goals so we can work on the things that matter to you, personally.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students need to find the "spark" in a given subject matter--they ought to concentrate on what makes the subject interesting to them. This helps students become self-motivated learners.