I graduated from Moravian College with a double major in math and political science before earning my masters degree at Lehigh University in the field of public policy. I worked as a writing tutor for three years while an undergraduate. While securing my masters degree, I worked with the United Way in researching best practices for programs aimed at helping older adults, as well as statistically evaluating performance data for programs receiving funding through the organization. I have also worked on a congressional campaign and assisted my alma maters Department of Institutional Research in appraising the colleges value relative to other liberal arts colleges across a variety of academic and financial metrics.
As a child of two professors, I developed an affinity for the teaching tradition from a young age. I deeply believe that every student possesses the capacity to improve in any area, and as a tutor my sole objective is to help my tutee to do so. I like to think of tutors as catalysts, guiding students through the learning process while allowing enough room for them to develop their own skill set and walk away from a tutoring session as a more confident independent learner. Working as a writing tutor, I developed the active listening skills and aptitude for constructive criticism crucial to aiding students in any subject.
I am highly proficient in mathematics and a highly proficient test taker, scoring in the 99th percentile on the GRE. I consider myself a very intuitive and systematic thinker, able to deconstruct and solve problems of any nature in an efficient and incisive manner. While test-taking can be stressful for students, it neednt be. With the right preparation, any student can learn to navigate standardized tests, and I am here to equip students with the same processes that allowed me to thrive.
In my free time, I greatly enjoy listening to music and playing guitar. I am also a committed runner and an avid reader.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary - Bachelors, Political Science/Math
Graduate Degree: Lehigh University - Masters, Public Policy
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 700
GRE Quantitative: 168
GRE Verbal: 167