I am originally from Bern, Switzerland, but grew up in Palo Alto, California, where I attended Palo Alto Senior High School with an emphasis in English and journalism. I went on to attend college at Chapman University, where I obtained my bachelors in English with a minor in public relations.
I first started tutoring when I was a sophomore in high school, teaching children grades K 5 how to improve their reading comprehension, writing, and mathematical skills. From there, I went on to tutor for Reading Partners in Milpitas, Villa El Salvador in Peru, and finally my university's Center for Academic Success, where I tutored at the collegiate level.
Each experience was completely unique and shaped me into the tutor and person that I am today. Reading Partners taught me how to adapt a given curriculum to an individual student's goals and needs. Villa El Salvador taught me how to connect with students from a completely different linguistic and cultural background. Finally, Chapman University's Center for Academic Success taught me how to expand my range from basic reading and writing skills to different areas of literature, essay construction and writing, and foreign languages, specifically German and Spanish.
My strongest subjects include reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, essay construction and writing, German language (all levels) and Spanish language (through the intermediate level). Although it is difficult for me to choose a favorite, I would have to say essay construction and writing because I believe that a student's ability to express themselves intelligently and creatively is the foundation of a strong education as well as a successful career path.
I graduated from Chapman University in 2011 and moved to New York City in order to pursue my associate's degree in fashion marketing at Parsons The New School for Design, where my coursework covered everything from business branding to marketing management. While completing my secondary degree, I worked for companies such as Rebecca Minkoff and Milk Studios. Today, I work in advertising for a luxury jewelry and watch brand, but the study of English and foreign languages remains close to my heart.
Apart from my work in fashion and advertising, I am a runner, a cook, a traveler, and a collector of vintage clothing, watches, furniture, and novels. To give you an even better idea, I would love to run a marathon, visit Asia, and fill my apartment with new finds within the next two years and then continue my adventure from there.
Most importantly, I am an adaptable, innovative, and passionate tutor. When I commit to a student, I give 100 percent of my attention and enthusiasm to our goal. If you're still not convinced, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about my background, experience, or personal tutoring style. I look forward to getting to know you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Chapman University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Undergraduate Degree: The New School - Associates, Fashion Marketing
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1310
SAT Subject Test in German: 770
I am a runner, a cook, a traveler, and a collector of vintage clothing, watches, furniture, and novels.