I am a second-year PhD student and teacher in criminal justice and criminology at Rutgers University. I am a life-long learner and teacher/mentor for students of all ages and learning styles. Education has been transformational for me: I was once a mediocre high school student and college drop-out who went on to find my passion, graduate at the top of my class, and get into my first-choice graduate program. I'm interested in helping students succeed academically, because I know that I would not be where I am today without the guidance and grace of others.
While social justice issues are my passion today, I also have expertise in English and Post-Colonial literature and journalism. I love to write and enjoy helping others improve their writing. I am happy to tailor the tutoring experience to your preference, as I believe anyone can master any subject if they are provided the approach and materials that are understandable and enjoyable for them. I have a wide range of experience, including teaching children English, tutoring formerly incarcerated adults for the High School Equivalency exam, mentoring high school students in writing and preparing college applications, and my current work teaching research methods at the undergraduate level. I'm intellectually curious and excited about learning new things, and I bring that excitement to tutoring.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-Newark - Doctor of Philosophy, Criminal Justice
I’m a creative person who loves the outdoors. My hobbies include reading, running, photography and collage, martial arts, gardening, and swimming. I am an activist as well as an academic and am always curious about new subjects and issues, especially related to social justice. I listen to serious, political podcasts every day, but only watch silly movies and shows...which is probably a good representation of my personality overall.
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing