I am currently studying for a Master's in Secondary Education; additionally, I recently obtained my Master's in English Language and Literature from Boston College. During the course of that degree, I concentrated in Irish Literature and Culture. Previous to that course of study, I double majored in undergrad, studying both English and history. My specialties for history are world history and American history.
I love tutoring students in the subjects I am passionate about. I believe that all learning can be made fun and interesting, and I enjoy working with students to find ways to tailor the subject material to their interests and everyday lives. For the past few months, I have been teaching students of all ages (age 4 up to adult) English as a secondary language. These students are from East Asia and have varying degrees of fluency in English. I have found I particularly enjoy working with young children and finding ways to engage them in learning.
In my everyday life, I go on many walks with my dog, and I read a lot of books (as one might expect). My favorite books are in the young adult genre, followed closely by adult science fiction and fantasy. Sometimes I write papers (for fun!) on science fiction or fantasy books, movies, and TV shows and present them at academic conferences.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arcadia University - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Boston College - Master of Arts, English
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 30
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 33
Science fiction / fantasy Pop culture Fanfiction as a genre Superheroes Young Adult books New Adult books Creative writing
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing