As an educator and youth development specialist, I excel at working with my students to achieve their goals. With years of full-time classroom teaching experience and numerous roles as a tutor, I know that I can help my students master the SAT, GMAT, and other subjects.
At Middlebury College, I pursued a Political Science major and Economics minor, focusing on international development. During my undergraduate years, I also worked in Harlem tutoring students in math, literacy, the SAT, and essay writing. After earning my B.A., I moved to California to teach at an inner-city charter school. There I worked directly with under-performing students in one-on-one and small group settings. I honed my ability to explain even the most challenging material in simple terms and to motivate the most disheartened students to try again.
In September 2012, I began my work in Rwanda with the United States Peace Corps. The only Westerner living in Kinazi sector, I integrated myself into community life and tried to build a better understanding of the priorities, goals, and daily challenges of the rural poor in Rwanda. I taught high school English but, working in a village school, I had few resources. I developed my own curriculum based on the skills I saw my students needed most and created teaching material that made lessons dynamic and fun. The level of need I saw in my neighbors, students and colleagues motivated me to go beyond my primary teaching assignment and explore a more sustainable approach to economic development. I identified the potential of business to create long-term solutions to the hardships I saw in my village and started a social enterprise designed to make both a profit and a positive impact on the community. Because of my experience in Rwanda, I will be pursuing an MBA in the near future.
Not only do I have a background in education and excellent test scores, but I am also a strong believer in the ability of my students to see radical improvements in their test performances. I am passionate about teaching and approach my work with patience and creativity. I am determined to see my students reach their full potential!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Middlebury College - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1530
SAT Math: 710
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 790
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Elementary School Math
GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
GMAT Integrated Reasoning
High School English
SAT Subject Tests Prep