As a teacher in two of New York's most prestigious schools since 2010, I understand the rigorous demands that middle and high school students face. One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching is individually working with a student who struggles with an aspect of the learning process, such as test taking or essay writing. The most effective tutoring not only addresses students' immediate academic needs, but also helps them develop skills that will assist them in the future. As a tutor, I help students with their classroom assignments while teaching them study skills, test-taking strategies, and writing techniques that they can use once the immediate project is finished.
I used some of these strategies myself as a graduate student. In 2010 I received an M.A. in history from Villanova University, with a focus on race and ethnicity. I was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a mark of distinction reserved for the top ten percent of graduate students. I also received a Best Oral Presentation by a Graduate Student award at the 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional Conference for my paper, Confidante or Servant? Using the Plantation Hierarchy to Re-envision the Relationship Between Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley." Completing a rigorous academic program so recently often helps me relate to my students and the challenges they face.
My passion for teaching writing stems from my years as a journalist. I have worked full-time at newspapers in Connecticut and New Jersey, during which I won four state awards from the New Jersey Press Association.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I look forward to getting to know you and your student!