Hello! I am a graduate of Colgate University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. At Colgate, I was involved in the Hamilton Central School Tutoring Program, through which I was responsible for team tutoring 10 elementary-aged students in French on a weekly basis. After graduation, I worked at Hanover Research in Washington, D.C., where I worked to support student achievement by conducting primary and secondary research for school districts across the country.
Currently, I am a first-year PhD student in School Psychology at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. In the future, I look forward to working with middle and high school aged students as a school psychologist. Outside of work and school, I enjoy traveling, baking, and reading.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Fordham University - Current Grad Student, School Psychology (PhD)
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 760
GRE Verbal: 162
Traveling, baking, photography
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a psychology major and current psychology grad student, I believe in the importance of getting to know students at a personal level and then trying to figure out the tutoring strategy that will relate to them in the most effective way. I am also a proponent of technology and multimedia tools, such as video presentations. I think that these hands-on approaches often draw students in and make them more interested than they would be just staring at a textbook. Finally, I believe in the importance of requesting feedback from students regularly - I want to make sure that students' preferred learning styles are being addressed and that we make full use of the time we have together.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I would first engage the student in a conversation about what he/she hopes to get out of our tutoring sessions. I would aim to explore specific areas he or she would like to focus on in order to develop a plan going forward.