I have taught elementary school (4th-6th grades in West Philadelphia) through college (University of Texas at Austin theatre
/dance department), and I find joy in every age. Mainly, I find great richness in connecting with learners and discovering their best processes for understanding themselves, new information, and growing in unanticipated ways in whatever subject matter we might be exploring! Though I have taught environmental sciences and early American history
, my true passions are in the creative, language
, and performing arts. I am a professional actor (completed my MFA in acting this past spring and headed to NY to work with an agent); what does this mean as a teacher/tutor? It means I have a deep, abiding love for language, structure, and expression. I appreciate the very many ways that stories are told and communicated as well as received. I have an eye for audiences, be they readers or watchers, and I am a professional listener. I also cannot escape a sense of play and wonder in everything I do, and I tend to teach best through the use of laughter.
I am eager to help you tell your story, be it through public speaking
/voice training, college essays, monologue prep, or creative writing
. I am excited to help you gain more familiarity and ease with the spoken and written words, grammatical structures, and general to advanced vocabulary
. I am happy to assist you finding your best way to prep for a test so that your study skills
actually stick in a way that is useful for you on the day of the test.
The individual has an incredible ability to learn and grow, and I am always excited and honored to be a part of another person's journey towards understanding themselves and the world we live in to a greater depth.