Ever since my first tutoring experience with middle-schoolers as an undergraduate, I have deeply enjoyed working with kids, adolescents, and adults in a variety of subjects. I believe tutoring and teaching are wonderful investments in other people, and I love witnessing my students' victories, big and small. I tend to take a more Socratic, questioning approach to teaching, and I would much rather guide a student's thinking or teach them about how to find answers than simply provide them. I try to strengthen more generalizable skills that will be helpful across a variety of subjects and tasks, and I believe in a strength-based approach to teaching. I also try my best to bring a lot of enthusiasm, concrete examples, and humor.
I'm currently pursing my PhD in School Psychology at Syracuse University, and I have a B.A. in English and Psychology from University of Colorado Boulder. I have worked with elementary-aged students on reading and writing in a behavioral clinic, volunteered as a reading and math tutor with middle schoolers, and served as a teaching assistant and instructor of record for psychology courses at Syracuse University.
My specific area of expertise is psychology, but I have also extensively studied the challenges that students face in reading and writing, as well as the best practices for addressing these difficulties. I have worked extensively with children with autism and ADHD, and I have a soft spot for working with kiddos and adults with these diagnoses.
Outside of teaching and academics, my #1 favorite activity is spending time with my 2-year-old nephew and infant niece. I also have a lifelong passion for animals, and I spend a lot of time snuggling with my cat and dog. I'm also an avid college basketball fan (go Colorado State!), and I love playing and listening to music.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelor in Arts, English
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
I love reading fiction, college basketball, playing piano and guitar, hanging out with my new cat and elderly dog, playing with my niece and nephew, and spending way too much time on Settlers of Catan.
6th Grade AP Language Composition
CLEP Introductory Psychology
Elementary School English
GRE Subject Test in Psychology
GRE Subject Tests
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization