About Me

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I am a leading educator, mentor, curriculum writer, and tutor trainer in the field of test preparation and academic tutoring. Having worked with nearly three hundred students, and with experience at both large tutoring companies and boutique firms, I bring my expertise to meet the needs of each individual student.

I grew up in Connecticut, where from an early age I was passionate about learning and education. I graduated from Bowdoin College, where I worked in the Admissions Department, with a BA in Sociology and a Film minor.

I have worked with students on well over a dozen different standardized tests and have coached students to perfect scores on both the SAT and ACT. In addition to test prep courses, I do academic tutoring in Writing, Math, History, Government, and Environmental Science.

Prior to tutoring, I was a social worker working first with adults with developmental disabilities and in a clean and sober men's transitional housing facility. I also was a project manager for SOTENI, a community development non-profit, working on the ground in Kenya, East Africa; I then served on SOTENI's Board of Trustees.


I am a recent graduate of Tamalpa Institute, the groundbreaking movement-based expressive arts therapy school founded by modern dance legend Anna Halprin, with whom I also perform. When not tutoring, you might find me at the piano, gardening, or hiking in the Oakland Hills.



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