I am passionate about student growth and ownership and hang my hat on my dedication to the Teacher as Learner philosophy. I'm who I am today because of what my students have taught me throughout my twelve years as an educator and teaching artist. Part of my teaching philosophy is rooted in students taking ownership of their learning to master concepts and in turn reflecting on their victories. We are lifelong learners, and as our capacity to surprise ourselves is limitless, its so rewarding for all invested in the learning process to hear students upon mastering a skill say, "Wow, I really did that. I didn't think I could, but I did. I'm really not crazy!"
I did my graduate studies in both Education and English, Comparative Literature, and Theatre at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a career-long educator with over ten years of classroom teaching experience (New York State Certification), and have been tutoring almost twice as long. I'm also in the film industry, where I work on both sides of the camera; I have taught filmmaking, and currently enjoy freelancing as a multimedia designer.
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL
New York, NY USA
ISEE | SAT | ACT Prep | ISEE | SSAT | SHSAT | English | Language Arts | Social Studies | Performing Arts
I am an Ivy-Educated former classroom teacher with over 15 years of professional tutoring experience and a passion for empowering students. I design bespoke educational and tutoring experiences for your child based on their needs and progress, with my goal for your child being for them to think critically, learn proactively, and say “I got this.” I aim for my students to feel all the more self-confident so that they will allow themselves take ownership of their material and approach to it.
SELF-EMPLOYED PRIVATE TUTOR (2000-Present)
Hired by student families to provide in-home test preparation, academic tutoring, and instructional support. Also guide students in test-taking strategies and organizational skills.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE
Test Prep: ISEE Lower, Middle, and Upper Levels * SAT Verbal and Writing * ACT Verbal and Writing
English/Language Arts: Literature, Reading Comprehension, Creative Writing and Essay Composition, Grammar/Usage
Social Studies: US History * World History
Performing Arts: Acting * Filmmaking
Academy for Careers in Television and Film, Long Island City, NY | English and Filmmaking Teacher (Grades 9-12) 2009 to 2012
East Side Middle School, New York, NY | Theatre and Humanities Teacher (Grades 6-8) 2006 to 2009
Hunter College High School, New York, NY | Theatre Teacher (Grades 6-8) 2005 to 2006
University of Pennsylvania, MPhil (ABT), English, Comparative Literature, and Theatre
University of Pennsylvania, MSEd, Secondary Education in English
Yale University, School of Drama, Certificate, Graduate Level Acting, Directing, and Stagecraft
Temple University, BBA/MA, Economics
New York State Professional Teaching Certificate, English Language Arts, Grades 7-12
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