I am an M.S.Ed. student at the University of Pennsylvania in Education, Culture, and Society and I am passionate about education and community development. As an undergraduate, I triple-majored in Economics, American Studies, and Spanish at Tufts University. I spent the last four years living in Vina del mar, Chile where I taught English as a Foreign Language at a technical-professional university and tutored English and test prep in my free time.
I love teaching, and I try to make my classes fun and connect them to real-life situations. I always tailor my teaching to my students' goals and learning styles. If you like charts, diagrams, and rules, we can use them every class. If they don't make any sense to you, we can review the same concepts using pictures, games, and music. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and as a teacher I have never taught the same class twice--even the same material requires a different approach for each student.
I think that languages are fun and fascinating, and love working with students who are learning a new language (English or Spanish), or who are looking to master the intricacies of English for TOEFL, the SAT, or GRE. Languages and grammar rules can seem overwhelming, but I try to break them down into manageable sections and develop personal tricks and strategies that make sense for each student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Bachelors, Economics, Spanish, American Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Current Grad Student, M.S.Ed. Education, Culture, and Society
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1530
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 770
GRE Verbal: 167
I love the outdoors--hiking, camping, rock climbing, and cycling. I also love to cook! I read a lot in my spare time, and I do yoga to stay active. I love team sports, and I played percussion in bands and orchestras for all of my academic career.