EducationEnglish Literature B.A. from Oberlin College, 2010
National Merit Scholar & John Frederick Oberlin Scholar
Watson Fellowship Finalist
ExperienceI am an Oberlin College alumna and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer with a passion for languages, Scrabble, and helping you find success in the subjects that challenge you the most! I have experience working as a private tutor, an outdoor education instructor, and a youth organizer, and have an extensive background in alternative and experiential education.
I'm available to tutor in Spanish language anywhere from level 1 to higher level literature, film, and writing courses. If you're simply looking to brush up on conversational Spanish (maybe headed to someplace warm and Latin in the near future?) I'd be happy to provide some support. After spending three years living and working in the Dominican Republic, I achieved an Advanced High score on a recent ACTFL exam, which identifies me as being able to communicate with "linguistic ease, confidence, and competence." I'm excited to be able to pass on all that know-how to you!
I'm passionate about reading and writing in English, too, and can capably assist you with reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar and revisions. I studied English Literature at Oberlin College, and I've won several national level essay writing contests, including one through Newsweek. I've also edited admissions essays for friends and students that went on to attend extremely competitive graduate schools.
Tutoring should be something that you look forward to, so I work hard to make sessions line up with your interests. Every student I work with already comes to me with the skills to succeed. My role as a tutor is to help students discover their own abilities, and to encourage them to look at challenging subjects from a fresh new angle. I'd love to talk to you more about designing a learning plan that will work for you. Let's get started!
HobbiesI'm an avid hiker, a serious dog lover, and a reader of basically everything. For my day job, I work in healthcare project management. I love to travel (and talk about travel, and plan trips, and scheme about cool places to go) and speaking Spanish isn't just a part of my job, it's also something I really love to do. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line, even if you're not sure quite yet whether you think my services would be a good fit. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your needs and figure out what will work best!
English, Spanish, ACT, SAT, Study Skills, Writing, College Counseling, AP Spanish, AP English Literature and Composition, ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, Spanish 4, PSAT Critical Reading, SAT Subject Tests, IB Language A: Language and Literature HL, IB Language A: Literature HL
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