I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Haverford College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I wrote my senior thesis on designing an effective psychological empowerment program.
With my extensive teaching experience, tutoring comes naturally to me. I taught English as a Second Language in Senegal using a curriculum I developed from scratch, tailored to three different age levels. After that, I taught English as a Second Language to recent immigrants in Philadelphia, focusing on their individual learning needs. As a Hebrew teacher, I adapted my lessons to ensure that all my students, including those with learning disabilities, were able to succeed.
My tutoring style is very student-driven. I want to hear about YOUR goals, YOUR learning style, and YOUR likes/dislikes. My goal in each session is to help you have fun, learn what you need to learn, and increase your confidence in your abilities.
Outside of tutoring, I am an avid crafter. In particular, glassblowing--scorching! thrilling! gorgeous!--will always be the love of my life. I also love the calm meditation of making ceramics. Give me a pottery wheel, and I could stay there all day. In fact, every craft has its charms--I also love jewelry-making, knitting, crocheting, sewing, origami, polymer clay, welding, woodworking, and so much more.
When I'm not working with my hands, I love to write. I am currently working on a novel and Star Wars fanfiction. In particular, I'm fascinated by the effects writing can have on a person's thoughts, emotions, and life. After earning my master's degree, I plan to design a Creative Writing Therapy program.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Haverford College - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
SAT Math: 690
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 750
Writing, running, glassblowing, ceramics, jewelry-making, and exploring new parts of the city.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science