About Me

I have tutored professionally for twelve years and have taught for over fifteen years. Passionate about helping my students excel in their schoolwork and on standardized tests, I enjoy mentoring them throughout their studies and in the college admissions process. Because I know how to help students learn the skills they need in order to succeed on standardized tests, my students experience significant score gains.

I tutor standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT, as well as many AP exams.  Additionally, I tutor students in numerous academic subjects, including English and history.  One of my strengths as a tutor is my ability to help students to develop their writing skills, whether for school papers or college admissions essays.  I have tutored students from a wide variety of backgrounds and attending a range of schools, including Trinity, Horace Mann, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Lab, Pelham Memorial High School, Scarsdale High School, and Bronxville High School.

Originally from Indiana, I earned my Ph.D. in music history from Yale University, where I wrote my dissertation about eighteenth-century aesthetics.  As an undergraduate, I studied at Indiana University and graduated with degrees in music and in history (summa cum laude).  I taught violin during my undergraduate years, thereby discovering my love for teaching. Ultimately, I became a tutor because I see working one-on-one with students as the best way to help them achieve their potentials.

As a high school junior, I scored a then-perfect 1600 (800 verbal, 800 math) on the SAT; I also received 5s on numerous AP exams and was designated an AP National Scholar.  When applying to graduate school, I scored in the 98th percentile on the verbal section of the GRE and received perfect scores on the math and writing sections.

In addition to tutoring, I have taught college courses at Columbia and NYU. In my tutoring, I draw upon my own experiences in the college classroom in order to help my students develop the reading, writing, and reasoning skills that they will need in order to succeed in college.

My resume and references are available upon request.