To me, being an educator means believing that every student can succeed and helping students to believe that about themselves. It means finding a student's strengths, celebrating every big and small moment of growth, and being a constant cheerleader and role model in a student's life. I come to tutoring with a BA in English and Cognitive Science from Vassar College and a history of teaching and working with students in a variety of environments. I worked for years at an inclusion camp, supporting students with and without special needs in academic and social activities. While in college, I was a volunteer tutor at a local elementary school working with ESL students and students with special needs. At the same time, I worked as a peer tutor at Vassar's Writing Center. I have also taught middle school science and math over the summer through Breakthrough Greater Boston, a program working to close the opportunity gap by supporting low income students and students of color. In the past three years, I have worked one-on-one with students in public schools as a special education aide at the elementary school and high school levels. Though I enjoy tutoring a range of subjects, I have a special love for teaching writing because it is so powerful for students to find their voices and express themselves. As a tutor, I am a calm and optimistic person who enjoys building deep relationships with my students. When I'm not teaching, I love playing ultimate frisbee, reading, playing board games, going for walks, and hanging out with my guinea pigs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, English
My biggest hobby is playing competitive ultimate frisbee (my team finished 11th in the country last year!). I also love reading - especially science fiction and fantasy - listening to podcasts, exploring Madison on foot or on a bike, and playing board games and card games.