Studying conventional high school subjects from a global perspective in the International Baccalaureate Program inspired me to critically think about issues and enter challenging fields such as philosophy and law. Complementing the technical education of my AP courses, this degree focused heavily on writing proficiency and interdisciplinary learning. My liberal arts education furthered my passion for the social sciences, leading me to work for every branch of the government and pursue a degree in law. During my time at Claremont McKenna College (ranked among the top ten liberal arts schools), I earned a degree in Philosophy and Government, but I continued to study history, language, literature, and writing. In fact, the critical thinking and analytic abilities I cultivated in my degree courses allowed me to thrive in other academic and professional fields. These are the skills I hope to foster in my students because they will help them succeed in every area of study, including STEM.
In my junior year of college I participated in Claremont McKenna’s Washington Program, where students work full time and take courses in the evenings taught by Claremont McKenna professors stationed in Washington, D.C. I applied the excellent writing and communication skills I had developed at school to my work in the White House Chief of Staff’s Office. There I excelled in research, professional writing, and time management. I believe that any student can become proficient in these areas with patience, encouragement, and practice.
For the past eight years, I have helped students with standardized test preparation, debate and argumentation, and traditional academic subjects. The subjects I enjoy most are writing, college preparation, and history. Yet the focus with all of my students, whether they are in the sixth grade or a sophomore in college, is to establish study habits and problem-solving techniques that will serve them in any scholastic or professional field. Tutoring is more than getting a test-taker to memorize content; I strive to prepare my students to tackle difficult questions on their own with confidence. As a docent educator at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, I help students of all ages do just that. If I am not working with students and adults at the museum, I am fostering dialogue on the court as a volleyball player or at the dinner table with my family. Forming strong, happy relationships is an important part of my life that allows me to achieve the goals I set for myself. I look forward to inspiring the same outlook on life and academics in my students!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Claremont McKenna College - Bachelors, Philosophy and Government Dual
SAT Composite: 2220
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 780
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 720
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 710
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 740
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 770
Volleyball, Film & Television, Cooking
High School English
IB Visual Arts HL