I am an experienced tutor who is available to work with students on SAT and ACT prep and academic support in Spanish, French, English, and history. I have a focus in writing support, especially college admissions essays. I have tutored on and off since 2008, and have worked with over 40 students who attended some of the best schools in Houston and in the Boston area. As I have a full time job I can only accept 1-3 students a week, but I genuinely love working with teenagers so I make time for a few clients. I welcome the opportunity to help your child improve his or her reading and writing skills, practice math concepts, or feel more successful in a foreign language. The SAT, ACT, and high school coursework can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be!
I graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2005 with a degree in history, and received a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2012. My own SAT scores were an 800 on verbal and 740 in math; I scored 800 on the verbal section and 770 on the math section on the GRE. In college I studied abroad in Seville, Spain, and did a summer work experience in Paris. I have been an 8th grade English teacher with Teach for America, and currently serve as a writer and editor at Education Resource Strategies. Though my skills are focused in the humanities, I have always enjoyed math – and sometimes find it even more gratifying to teach because I can truly understand why students get tripped up! I am a lifelong learner who taught myself basic Portuguese and American Sign Language, so I truly enjoy building students’ excitement about a subject and helping them find the learning strategy that works for them. I believe that with the right strategies, support, patience, and practice, anyone CAN learn any subject – and I make sure my students know it!
I am available to tutor in the Boston area, or by Skype to students across the country. For more information, contact me here.