I specialize in the fields of critical and creative writing
, research, English
, techniques to improve concentration, memory, and mood, psychology
, study skills
, and world religions. I have taught professionally at the elementary, high school, and university level (including Palmer Trinity School 2011-2013 and Florida International University 2009-2011 & 2014) and have tutored students in Baltimore and Miami for over 10 years.
Outside of my life as a tutor, I've been teaching yoga
and meditation for the last 6 years (E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 certified) and am earning a Psy.D. in counseling psychology with Meridian University.
In addition to teaching content, my primary intentions in every lesson are: to enable the student to feel like the experience is personal, relevant, and empowering; to guide him or her to discovery by training the mind to be open, flexible, and sharp.
Some Background Stories:
As an 8th grader, Johns Hopkins University hand-selected me to take the SAT
early for my exceptional verbal scores on standardized testing. In high school, I continued to score in the highest PSAT
and SAT percentiles in critical reading
, writing, and literature. When it was time to apply to graduate school, my GRE
verbal and writing scores were again, at the very top of the field. At Juniata College, I was named to the National Dean's List and chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa, a prestigious leadership honor society. While at FIU completing a Master's degree in Religious Studies,I was named 'Student of the Year', chosen to represent FIU at a private event with the Dalai Lama, and awarded highest honors for my Thesis on Buddhist Metaphysics.
Along the way, I have been a private tutor (in Maryland and Pennsylvania), teen adventure trip leader and outdoor educator (Camp Hazen, Chester, CT), yoga instructor (FIU, Palmer Trinity School, Yoga Center of Key Biscayne), Track and Field and Cross Country coach (Notre Dame Preparatory, Baltimore, MD and Palmer Trinity School), high school teacher (Lansdown, MD, Parksville, MD, Overlea, MD, and Palmer Trinity School), university Writing and Rhetoric instructor (FIU), and Religious Studies adjunct faculty (FIU). In all earnestness, I enjoy reading games with 5 year olds as much as I love teaching algebra
and yoga to teenagers and discussing high philosophy
with graduate students.
Every student I've ever worked with has been my teacher as well. I look forward to meeting you soon.