Greetings! As a lifelong learner, I bring over 15 years of experience teaching, tutoring and developing educational programming. After earning my BA in International Relations from Stanford University, I found my passion in teaching a vast array of subjects, from ESL and French to World History, Political Science and Writing. My philosophy of teaching also extends to building self-esteem and confidence for every student. As a parent, I understand that these qualities are equally as important as building knowledge and critical thinking skills. My teaching methods encourage students to think outside the box and discover new paths of academic discovery.
After graduating from Stanford, I decided to continue traveling. After spending a year in France, I moved to South Korea and spent over 5 years in Seoul and Busan, teaching ESL and working as a curriculum designer and director of other ESL teachers. I also have a passion for music, and spent 6 months tutoring and singing jazz in Cairo, Egypt. The passion and love I have for other cultures is an important aspect I bring to teaching my students about world history and social science.
After having my son, I returned to the US and have held similar positions, as well as working in Corporate ESL and non-profit management. As a parent, I am a huge fan of healthy eating, and compiled a healthy food curriculum based off of my experiences coordinating an elementary summer school called "Growing Kids Who Eat Well"
In my free time, I love to garden and cook, and share these pleasures with my friends and family and our pets!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
ACT Composite: 33
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1400
Reading, Singing (Jazz), Cooking, Gardening, Being a Mom
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
IB Global Politics
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Writing