A strong proponent of providing quality education for all, I have devoted my career to advancing the field of education by providing support and services to students of all ages. With experience teaching at the K-12 level, counseling college students, and working directly with international students in the college admissions process, the breadth and depth of my education-related professional training will allow me to support any student's learning journey. I obtained my master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in higher education administration, and my bachelor's degree from Boston University, where I studied sociology and Spanish. As a lifelong musician, I aim to bring my own creativity to energize the learning process with my students, making the experience of mastering new material memorable and enjoyable.
Undergraduate Degree: Boston University - Bachelors, Sociology
Graduate Degree: Harvard Graduate School of Education - Masters, Higher Education Policy
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 33
ACT Reading: 35
SAT Writing: 750
GRE Verbal: 167
GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5
Writing music, reading, running, graphic design
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that teaching and learning are a collaborative effort. A powerful teacher knows how to guide a learner, in tandem, towards development and improvement.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Before jumping into any material, it's crucial to establish common ground with my students. If a relationship of mutual confidence cannot be built, we cannot hope to make meaningful progress!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help students become independent learners by guiding them in digestible increments towards full autonomy. This might include building a schedule and learning organizational techniques.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Helping students set long-term and short-term goals is a great way to keep motivation up. That way, I can help remind them how the hard work they are doing is contributing to their overall success.