I recently earned my Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in the History of Art. In addition to writing a dissertation, I have published four articles of various lengths that were related to my research topic. I know how to formulate an argument, organize a paper and edit drafts and I can help you to learn too! I have worked for over two years as a fellowships advisor and for one year as a teaching assistant, working one on one with college students to help them with their papers and application essays.
I lived in Vienna, Austria for four years, and have spent two summers in Berlin, Germany learning the language. I am near fluent in German and have spent years studying the grammar, vocabulary, and culture. I have learned to love the "rules" of German grammar, because after you know them, German becomes very easy, I promise! I also have experience teaching English as a second language in Vienna, and I can help students who are facing challenges with their English classes.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: American University - Bachelors, Liberal Studies
Graduate Degree: Bryn Mawr College - PHD, History of Art
In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking, and ice skating. I am an avid traveler and have been fortunate to be able to experience many different cities in the United States and abroad. Of course I adore arts and culture, it is my focus of study because I am so passionate about it! I also love meeting people and learning about their experiences and world view. I hope to meet you soon!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching style is collaborative. I don't want to simply have you memorize material; I want to guide you to a place where you have the skills to learn independently.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would find out what is challenging for the student and what the student is good at, and then come up with a strategy together to strengthen the weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Independent learning happens from learning study skills, understanding how you learn best, and implementing a study plan.