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Are you looking for a tutor in French, writing, public speaking, history, literature, or college admissions? You're in the right place!

I earned my B.A. from Yale and my Ph.D. from NYU, both in Greek and Roman art and history. For thirteen years I taught at the university level. My courses covered pre-history to the modern day and explored art, literature, film, music, history, and popular culture throughout "western civilization." That's a lot!

Tutoring has been a joy for me because it is such a contrast to working with college students. I really take pleasure in working with younger students whose minds are open and who are ready for both a challenge and a lot of fun. Tutoring also lets me explore some areas that I know really well but that, for the most part, haven't fit in my university classes. These are areas like language, language arts, and college applications.

In addition to teaching, I've worked in college admissions (Ivy League). I'm here for you if you are looking for an essay coach, ideas for interviews, or even thoughts about where to apply.

My French is very strong. I started learning the language and culture as a toddler. Eventually I took classes in school as an IB student (7th-11th grade), then at Colorado College as a high school senior, and again at Yale and at the University of Minnesota. I've been lucky enough to live part-time in Paris starting at age two. If you're looking for a French tutor, look no further!

I've had the opportunity to work with students of diverse backgrounds and have enjoyed helping them to learn to read and think critically, to write clearly and persuasively, and to speak confidently before an audience. What I most love about teaching is working with people one-on-one to make learning fun, and to boost self-esteem and confidence. As a tutor, I hope to engage with you in a similar capacity.


I do have a life outside of the classroom, I promise! I love reading and putting together jigsaw puzzles...but I also play ice hockey (I was on Yale's NCAA team) and I climb mountains. I'm a certified yoga instructor, too. I have lived in Colorado, Paris, Connecticut, Athens, New York, Berkeley (CA), Michigan, Rome, and Minnesota. If I could visit any one place and time period from the past, I'd probably visit Athens in the 5th c BCE.

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Lauren’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor in Arts, Art History, Criticism, and Conservation

Graduate Degree: New York University - Doctor of Philosophy, Art History, Criticism, and Conservation


My hobbies include reading--both fiction and non-fiction, working on annoyingly difficult jigsaw puzzles, and cooking. I'm really serious about cooking. For some reason I'm a sucker for big books! My favorites are Anna Karenina and The Count of Monte Cristo. My favorite non-fiction book is Roots (ok, parts are somewhat fictionalized). BUT I also love John Green and have read a bunch of YA and sci-fi and fantasy. Lastly, I still enjoy playing ice hockey and I love skating on the lake, backpacking, practicing yoga, and going on long walks.

Tutoring Subjects

Academic Coaching

American Literature

Art History

British Literature


College Application Essays

College English

Conversational French

Conversational Italian


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


History of Architecture





Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


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