My Ph.D. is in American Studies (U.S. History and Literature) from the University of Minnesota. I have a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and plan to attain an M.Ed. in the coming years.
I've taught writing, history, reading, and other subjects for seven years. I've taught college seniors all the way down to high school sophomores. Currently I teach AP English Writing at a prep school near Philadelphia.
I love teaching writing, because writing opens up opportunities for students to change others' minds - a magical capacity for many young people. I love teaching history and reading because both offer students the chance to develop a more sophisticated understanding of their place in the world.
As a teacher and tutor, I like to set high expectations but provide intensive support and step by step structure to help students to get from point A to B. I center the experience around student likes and goals, creating individualized plans at the outset.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Doctor of Philosophy, American Studies
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 800
GRE Quantitative: 740
GRE Verbal: 750
GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 720
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 770
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College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization