I am a musician, a writer, and a word lover, originally from rural Northern Michigan but currently enjoying city life in Manhattan. I love to help students improve, whether for the sake of a class, a standardized test, or just a desire to hone their skills.
If you're looking for help with your reading comprehension and writing skills, interested in growing your vocabulary and perfecting your grammar, or need some help with English class, literary analysis, or essay editing, I would love to help bring out the best in you as a reader and writer.
If you're in the first few levels of French study and would like help improving your spoken, written, and reading skills, I can help with that, too.
If you have a standardized test coming up, I can help you prepare for the SAT Verbal and Writing, ACT English, Reading, and Writing, or AP English Language and Composition exams. I can help you to understand the material and build strategies to succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University - Bachelors, Music
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 30
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 750
Music, writing, reading, movies, museums, crafting, travel
High School English
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that understanding a student's individual needs and learning style is the most important job a teacher has, because it is unproductive to simply lead a student to the correct answer; my task is to teach you how to get there on your own.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
The best way to be sure you know material is to teach it. I ask my students to explain material to me as if I know nothing about the subject; you'll learn very quickly what elements are unclear to you when trying to explain it to someone else.