I have a B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.A. in Literature from NYU. My day job is at a big publishing house, and I really feel like I'm living the dream. Reading has always been a passion of mine, and I absolutely love working with books every day. I have worked as an editor, copywriter, and analyst, so I have a very practical understanding of the real-world benefits of reading and writing well. I love sharing my deep appreciation of literature and language with students. On the side, I am also a certified yoga instructor. I like to think that it keeps me flexible, both mentally and physically.
I have experience tutoring students of all skill levels and ranging from 5th grade through college. My fields of expertise include test prep, writing, reading comprehension, French language, and grammar & mechanics. I think that every student benefits from a customized curriculum. Whether it is a problem of comprehension, poor time management, or just a lack of interest, I work with each student's particular challenges to help her/him perform as well as possible.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters, Humanities & Social Thought
reading, yoga, baking, dance
High School English
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student benefits from a personalized curriculum. Whether it is a problem of comprehension, lack of interest, or poor time management, I believe in directly addressing every student's specific needs first.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to first have a conversation about the subject matter and what the student hopes to get from a tutoring program. (A student who is terrified and anxious about writing is very different from one who just needs to brush up her skills for an upcoming test). A short, timed personal writing prompt is a great way to both get to know the student and assess his/her performance.