I've been tutoring full time since graduating from Columbia in 2015. I've worked at a variety of agencies including Genius Prep, Gooroo, Parliament, The Study Shack, All Ivy Tutors, and The Cambridge Institute.
English: I love tutoring English and writing. I've worked on dozens of high school essays (and a few college ones as well)everything from computer coding to Shakespeare to Jewish history. I've also helped students write high school and college application essays that have landed them in elite schools such as Beacon and Brooklyn Tech. When I'm not tutoring, I spend 4-8 hours a day writing a novel so this is my element!
Test Prep: I've had extensive experience tutoring test prep. I've taught group SAT Verbal courses and 1-on-1 sessions. I know the redesigned SAT format inside and out and I've helped students break 1500. I've also taught the SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE (middle level verbal and quantitative; upper level verbal); ACT (verbal); and English Regents. I can also tutor SAT subject tests and AP tests (I got five 5's myself, back in the day).
French and ESL: I've taught ESL to students from a wide range of backgrounds at tutoring agencies as well as at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. I understand language acquisition from a global perspective. I lived in France for five years and studied philosophy for the French Baccalaurat. I've tutored many students in written and conversational French.
History: I've tutored several students in U.S. History, from grades 6 through 11. Success stories include helping an exchange student go from failing a course to passing in 3 weeks.
Film and Art: What I got a college education for! I've been making movies and working on sets since I was 13. I've had experience tutoring it as well. I taught a cinematography class to middle schoolers as part of Columbia's SPLASH program. I'm also currently helping a student write and shoot a short film. Writing and editing help (Final Cut, Premiere) still works well online with screen-sharing.
Learning Differences: I've also tutored several students with learning differences, including ADHD and Autism. I adapt my teaching style to whatever the student's needs may be.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Bachelors, Film
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Verbal: 750
SAT Writing: 790
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 760
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 730
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Coding