First and foremost, I am available to tutor an array of subjects, but I am most passionate about writing and guitar! I am also qualified and available to tutor ACT English and reading.
Academics (if you are interested in music and guitar, please refer to the next paragraph!): I earned my BA in philosophy from Occidental College in 2016, and am currently considering pursing a career in either law or psychology. My roots in education stretch back to early high school, when I volunteered as an educator at a wildlife camp in Massachusetts. Since then, I have tutored sixth grade math in the highly-competitive City Year program through AmeriCorps, and worked for a year as an after-school educator in an elementary school. I come from a family of educators, who instilled in me a belief that education is the key to unlocking many doors that one might have never even known existed. I strongly believe that education is so much more than a means to any sort of professional ends, and is rather tied to our innate desire to understand the world around us. It is this philosophy that motivates me to mentor others so that they might reach their fullest potential, both personally and professionally.
Music and guitar: I began studying guitar in 2007. Since then, I have spent eight years taking formal guitar lessons, four years playing in my high school jazz band, and two summers spent taking classes at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, all while continuing to compose, perform, produce, and arrange my own original music. I have had my work featured on the radio in Boston, and have performed in a variety of different settings, including as a member of a free-improv ensemble with students from Berklee. I am well-versed in a variety of genres, including rock, pop, funk, jazz, metal, blues, and free-improv, and am eager to help students of all skill levels find their voices as musicians. I take a fairly theory-heavy approach to teaching music, as I believe that true mastery over any field begins with confidence, and one of the most comprehensive ways to build confidence in a field is by understanding that field's language.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
ACT English: 33
ACT Reading: 34
SAT Writing: 780
Music, chess, hiking, biking, and traveling, among others!