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Prior to my recent studies as a doctoral student in International Education at New York University (Ph.D. ABD), I received an Ed.M. in Secondary Education (Teaching and Curriculum) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002 and gained a B.A. in English Literature with honors from the University of Florida in 2001, where I received a full scholarship as a Florida Bright Scholar and was elected early as a Junior to the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.

Over the past fourteen years, I have worked as an educator in a variety of settings and capacities. I started my teaching career at Blind Brook High School in Westchester County, NY, where I taught English Language Arts for three years and developed a popular creative writing elective, which I also adapted for a pre-college summer enrichment program based out of Cambridge University in England.

Fascinated with the learning potential inherent in international experience, I took a professional "gap year," during which time I traveled extensively through Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, followed by a half year living and teaching English as a Foreign Language in Madrid, Spain, where I attained a TEFL certificate. Determined to further enhance my Spanish skills and engage in an extensive volunteering experience, I traveled to Chile in South America, where I worked for a year as a volunteer English professor at the college level in coordination with World Teach, based out of the Harvard Center for International Development. I extended my stay in Latin America to nearly two years by serving as a field director for World Teach, training and supervising new volunteers. While there, I also teamed with Chilean educators at the Universidad Catolica to develop a national animation-based English language learning curriculum.

Since returning to the United States, I have engaged in doctoral studies in International Education with a concentration in cross-cultural exchange at NYU, where I served as an adjunct instructor for a number of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including "Culture Wars in America," "Cross-Cultural Studies of Socialization," and the "Interdisciplinary Studies of the New Immigration." I have also spent the last six years working with families throughout New York City as a private tutor and homeschool teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and also as a college admissions consultant with a focus on essay writing. In addition, I freelance as an editor of academic and professional writing, and my specialty lies in helping students develop their writing skills and articulately express their thoughts.

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Ashleigh’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelors, English Literature

Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Masters, Teaching and Curriculum - Secondary English Education


Swimming, travel, dance

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Writing



College English

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax



Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support


ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level




Middle School Math






SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences


Spanish 1

Spanish 2


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep


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