Hi there, I’m Ally! After graduating from Princeton, I completed Princeton’s Program for Teacher Preparation and taught high school English for several years. I have also taught creative writing and test prep courses, and tutored students in everything from English to the SAT/ACT to A.P. U.S. History. I know that great teaching requires more than just an understanding of the material– I build relationships with students and make sure they are invested in what we are learning.
I have taught in many corners of the country: Trenton, a small town in Mississippi, and in Oakland, California. Though I have moved around a lot, one thing has stayed the same: a love of reading and writing. Now, I am a freelance journalist and tutor based in Berkeley, California. Back at Princeton, I competed in cross country and track and field, and continue to enjoy distance running today. I look forward to connecting!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Politics
Other Degrees/Minors: Program in Teacher Preparation
Awards & Honors: Cum Laude Society, English Award, School Newspaper Writer of the Year, National Merit Semi-Finalist, State Track and Field Champion
Interests & Activities: Track and Field and Cross Country (Captain), Affirmative No. (School Newspaper), Amnesty International Co-Leader
SAT Scores: 740 Math, 780 Critical Reading, 780 Writing
AP Exams: 5 English Literature and Composition, 5 BC Calculus, 4 French
SAT Subject Tests: 740 Literature, 800 Math Level 2
Other Awards: Magna Cum Laude, Lyman H. Atwater Senior Thesis Prize awarded for the best thesis on any subject in political science
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I ran track and field and cross country, worked as a freelance journalist through University Press Club (publishing in some fancy and some not-so-fancy newspapers), and served my community as an Residential College Advisor (RCA).