I'm a writer and journalist who moved to New York to pursue an MFA at St. Joseph's College. My belief that education should be a creative, collaborative process has led me to tutor, and I look forward to helping students build skills that will help them become lifelong learners.
My academic specialities include writing (essays, scripts, fiction, and non-fiction), history, and literature. I have broad knowledge of the social sciences and love learning about psychology, economics, political theory, and sociology. I am an experiential learner and consider the world a classroom, and every stranger a potential teacher. This outlook has led me to take work as a day laborer, meet three U.S. presidents, open a vintage clothing store, and visit almost all 50 states.
I have coached high school students in rhetoric and speechwriting, taught art and art history to adults with intellectual disabilities, and tutored second and third graders from a failing school. I use patience and humor to engage with students, and stoke their natural curiosity by relating academic subjects to their lived experiences.
Undergraduate Degree: Hampshire College - Bachelors, Narrative Journalism/Liberal Arts
Graduate Degree: St. Joseph's College - Current Grad Student, Creative Writing (MFA)
GRE Verbal: 166
Reading, writing, playing the accordion/piano, collecting vintage clothing, listening to records, drawing cartoons
College Level American History
High School Level American History
The Modern World