When it comes to academics, I don’t think we ever stop learning in our lifetimes — especially when studying subjects like literature, which offer an infinite amount of ways to think about the world. That’s what I find so fascinating about the subject — that each piece of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, is a different lens in which to see what’s around you. And this idea is what keeps me hooked on good books, compelling writing, and words that truly move me. I only hope the people I tutor will get hooked, too!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Bachelors, English
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College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe there aren't quick answers to a lot of what we learn, and a true education is when we can step back, analyze our own answers, and think, "Is this really right?" In the words of David Foster Wallace, learning how to think means "To have just a little critical awareness about myself and my certainties." I also believe that genuine curiosity is one of the best - if not the best - qualities in a student of any subject because it makes learning so much more rewarding.