EducationI earned my BA at UC San Diego, where I graduated Cum Laude with a major in Human Development and a focus in the area of psychology. I also graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Master of Arts in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, CA. I am now working toward my Masters of Social Work at Brown School of Social Work at WUSTL.
ExperienceWhile I enjoy tutoring a variety of subjects, I particularly enjoy working with students who are preparing for the verbal and writing segments of the SAT, ACT, and GRE. I have found that these standardized tests come during a very transitional moment in the lives of teens and young adults, and I am passionate about helping my students to build confidence and gain the necessary skills to meet their score goals. I believe that every student has unique ways of learning, and I take pride in finding the right learning strategies to help each student to maximize their learning potential.
During my undergraduate years, I had the privilege of tutoring at-risk students in K-5 who were below the 50th percentile in reading through the America Reads program. Later, during my graduate level studies, I tutored reading, writing, and verbal skills at Huntington Learning Center. There, I not only worked with younger students out on the floor, but also tutored SAT and ACT prep for the Reading and Writing portions of both exams. During this time, I was able to help many students reach increase their test scores and reach their goals.
Finally, in my years as Director of Admissions at a graduate school, I not only read numerous personal statements for graduate admission applications but also helped many of those same students to polish their statements prior to final submission.
Please contact me to schedule tutoring sessions. I look forward to working with you, and to helping you achieve your academic goals.
GRE Scores (11/2015):
Analytical Writing: 5.0 (5.5 in 2010)
SAT Scores (6/2011):
Critical Reading: 800
HobbiesIn my spare time, I enjoy reading fantasy fiction, going out with friends, engaging in meaningful conversations, watching television, and... though I haven't done it recently... I enjoy quilting. I believe in the importance of humor, and try to bring laughter with me wherever I go. In tutoring sessions, I will focus on the strengths of the student I am working with, and will maintain a positive, warm tone.
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