I am a graduate of Wellesley College where I earned a B.A. in English and Studio Art. After two years as an AmeriCorps teacher and one year bicycling cross-country to raise money for the school I had just left, I received an M.Ed. in High School English Education and licensure in grades 5-12 from Lesley University. During my 6 years as a classroom teacher, I have taught students in grades 5-10 in Massachusetts and in Antigua, Guatemala. I have 3 years of experience working as a general education reading and writing teacher in a co-taught special education classroom and 2 years of experience in a co-taught English Language Learner classroom. As a teacher, I developed all of my own curricula, ensuring that it adhered to Common Core Standards and an anti-racist, social justice framework. While tutoring for Varsity Tutors, I am also working for Syracuse University crafting toolkits (online resources) for individuals with intellectual disabilities and I am pursuing an online Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University. I have also applied for a doctorate in education at Syracuse University in gender and education studies. In addition to helping young adults develop a love for literature, I also do activist work in the LGBTQ community with a focus on supporting gender non-conforming students and staff access resources and navigate academic institutions with an intersectional lens. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy marathon training (6 marathons run to date) and studying health and wellness.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wellesley College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Lesley University - Masters in Education, Education
GRE Analytical Writing: 6
Mindfulness meditation, long distance running (6 marathons run to date!), studying health and wellness, strength training, spending time in nature, cooking healthy and nourishing meals, reading (especially graphic novels), and spending time with family and friends.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization