I am a graduate of the University of Rochester where I received a Ph.D. in English, with a focus on American Literature. Since graduation, I have taught numerous college introductory and upper-level literature classes as well as basic and advanced writing classes. My tutoring fields cover a wide range of subjects, but I am most passionate about American and English literature and all aspects of writing, from working at the sentence level to developing strong research essays. I love working with students to ensure that their essays are compelling and well-written. It is exciting and truly rewarding to see students gain a stronger understanding of the writing process and develop confidence in their writing skills. I use coaching and personalized instruction to help students achieve their highest potential as writers and critical thinkers. I value hard work, perseverance, curiosity, and a positive attitude, and I try to live up to these values by treating all my students with respect and dedicating myself to their successful learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Goucher College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of Rochester - Doctor of Philosophy, English
As one would expect from an English teacher, I love to read: fiction, news stories, poetry, essays, just about anything! I also enjoy learning new things, skiing, and spending time in the kitchen with family and friends.