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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.

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Lori’s Qualifications

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!

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

College English

Conversational German



Essay Editing


German 1

German 2


High School English



SAT Prep

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.

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