I am a working actor and singer and have been a professional tutor since graduating from Vassar College five years ago. I grew up in Queens and moved quickly through the New York City public school system, completing high school math
and college English
composition while still in middle school and graduating from LaGuardia High School at 16. Many of my accelerated courses were through distance-learning and tutor-led instruction; as a result, I'm very familiar with the challenges facing gifted, accelerated and home-schooled students requiring individualized instruction.
I work out of my office on 5th Ave. and 27th Street. If this doesn't work for you, feel free to contact me to discuss travel rates.
I have five years of experience tutoring K-12 math, English and test prep. I have a B.A. in English from Vassar College (2009). National Merit Scholar, YoungArts Award in Musical Theater, 99th percentile on SAT
, 99th percentile on the SHSAT.
(NOTE: My basic rate is $150/hr., but rates vary based on subject.)
K-12: math, English, writing
, state tests, homework help
Middle school test prep: LAB, NEST, ISEE
Specialized high school prep: SHSAT, ISEE, Monologue and Vocal coaching
College test prep: PSAT
, SAT, ACT
I like to tailor my approach to each student individually, treating the student with respect and allowing her to have agency in her own education. I also try to foster a fun, relaxed environment while still holding my students to a high standard. This encourages students to be more responsible and self-sufficient and less resistant to school. My main goal is always to make sure the student is confident and happy with her work. When a student trusts herself, grades and test scores improve and learning becomes a more enjoyable experience. I foster this confidence by making sure the student has a comprehensive and clear grasp of the material and, most importantly, that she knows she has a clear understanding of the material.
Most of my work is done Socratically. In my experience, guiding a student towards discovering the answer on her own promotes a sense of accomplishment and sets the information in the student's mind more securely. This method has the added benefit of reinforcing study skills
by providing the student with the tools to excel
on her own.
My kid cred:
Last year, I happened to have several kids at the same middle school, and one told me that I'm now known in a few circles as "The Cool Tutor." I've also been called "Funny Tutor,""Sassy Tutor" and "such a nerd, but, like, in a cool way."