As a young child, I remember pretending that I was standing in front of a classroom; that I was grading papers; that I was figuring math problems on a chalkboard. Even at a young age, I knew that the best teachers possessed the ability to transform lives through passion, knowledge, and a commitment to life-long learning.
While a student at Bowdoin, I completed my student teaching practicum at Richmond Middle School in Richmond, Maine. Upon graduation, I worked at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I moved to Fairfield County and began teaching sixth-grade English at Greens Farms Academy, where I have been ever since. Concurrently, I was hired as a summer intern at Choate Rosemary Hall in the summer of 2000. In 2002, I became the Director of Choate’s Young Writers’ Workshop, and I served as the Director of Summer Writing Programs from 2007 to 2013.
I believe that all students have the right to an educational experience that challenges them academically, requires them to take risks, and supports their emotional and intellectual development. I try to foster this environment each day, both inside and outside of the classroom.
While teaching at The Rectory School, I also worked for several years as a tutor in Rectory’s Individualized Instruction Program (IIP™). I met with each student one-on-one for five days a week to work on writing, math, science, history, and organization and other executive-functioning tasks. I also worked my students to build their confidence as readers, writers, and thinkers and to increase their feelings of self-worth and control over their own academic success.
Since 2007, I have tutored dozens of area middle and high school students, focusing particularly on creative and analytical writing, reading comprehension, and the development of study skills, time-management techniques, and organizational skills. Families have appreciated the depth of my subject knowledge, my thoughtful nature, my sense of humor, and my ability to connect, both with the material and with their children.
I am available to tutor students throughout Fairfield County during both the summer the academic year.
References & hourly rates are available upon request.