I graduated summa cum laude from Susquehanna University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees - one in Creative Writing and another in Religious Studies. While in college, I served as Student Government President, Slam Poetry Club President, received all-conference softball honors, and was selected as the Outstanding Woman of the Year for my graduating class.
I then spent two years teaching Reading, Remedial English, Religious Studies, History, and Service Learning at a private middle school in Massachusetts. I also ran the school's Slam Poetry Club, and coached both softball and volleyball.
While teaching full-time in Massachusetts, I earned my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification from the Boston Language Institute.
I then moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where I spent two years teaching ESL to students from grade one to grade twelve. In addition to this, I worked as a private home teacher for two young learners. In my free time, I was a volunteer CrossFit kids coach.
I am now in the final months of my MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen's University Belfast. While living in Belfast, I have volunteer facilitated creative writing workshops for young people, served as a youth mentor at a local community centre, worked as a Reading Mentor for youth in foster care, and run the social media channels for my university's Humanities department.
My tutoring style revolves around building a student's confidence in their abilities, regardless of the subject matter. I make every effort to build rapport with my students in order to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and goals. I also wholeheartedly believe that every interaction is a chance for further education, and I strive to cultivate curiosity in my students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Susquehanna University - Bachelor in Arts, Creative Writing
Graduate Degree: Queens University Belfast - Master of Arts, Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
When I'm not tutoring, teaching, or working on my dissertation, I enjoy weightlifting, working towards my goal of running a marathon, slam poetry, and traveling. In addition to living on three different continents, I've also visited 30+ countries and am always looking for my next adventure.
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization