Hi! I have a doctorate in art history and ten years' experience teaching this subject at the university level. Though my particular focus in graduate school was on Classical (Greek and Roman) art and architecture, I've covered a very broad swath of western culture and civilization in my career. My courses tend to be interdisciplinary, often exploring literature, film, music, history, and popular culture in addition to high art.
I'm also a Francophile who has been living off-and-on in Paris since I was two. My French is pretty strong and I love French literature and culture. I also lived in Rome for year and a half, so I know Italian language and culture.
As a professor, 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 a broader audience in a similar capacity.
I should mention that I've worked a little in college admissions, so I know a bit about that system...
Outside of the classroom, I love reading literature and putting together jigsaw puzzles...but I also play ice hockey (I was on my university's NCAA team) and climb mountains. If I could visit any one place and time period from the past, I'd probably visit Greece in the 5th c BCE. Runners-up would be Victorian England and Paleolithic France.
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
Ice hockey, reading, puzzles, backpacking, yoga, cooking, anything French, walking...everywhere
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
History of Architecture
Study Skills and Organization