Several years ago, I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a bachelor's degree in dramatic literature
and a minor in math
. While at SMU, I worked as a teaching assistant, helping a professor prepare lecture notes, demonstrate key concepts in class, and formulate test questions. I also spent three years on the staff of the student newspaper, including three semesters as an editor
, copy editing
content and coaching journalists to help them write as effectively as possible. During my time there, I received numerous school wide, regional, national, and international awards.
Since moving to New York, I have put my teaching and coaching experience to use as a professional tutor, working with students of all skill levels and ages. I have helped middle schoolers improve their organizational and study skills
. I've coached a Ph.D candidate as he wrote his dissertation, helping with style, grammar
, and clarity of content. I've worked with high school students studying for AP and SAT
tests in a number of subjects, including history
, math, writing
, and literature. And I've helped college students write personal statements for graduate school. I even helped one business
professional with the planning and structure of his best man speech
I am committed to the idea that all students have the ability to improve and grow. Whether it's short-term test prep or long-term subject comprehension, I work with each of my clients to develop a personalized plan of action, breaking large goals down into manageable, achievable tasks and holding them accountable. Past students and parents will attest to my effectiveness, patience, conscientiousness, and reliability. I hope to get to know you a little better, and look forward to helping you achieve your full potential.