I am a graduate of Swarthmore College, where I received Highest Honors in History and the Milton Troy Music Prize for my original thesis on French modernist composer Germaine Tailleferre. I have over six years of experience as a tutor, beginning at Swarthmore where I spent three years as a Writing Associate, providing individual writing assistance to students working on academic papers and graduate school personal statements. Since graduation, I have gone on to work with an elite Washington, DC tutoring company as a tutor and college essay specialist, and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a Writing Associate.

Also a graduate of the National Cathedral School, I won school prizes in Modern European History, English, Instrumental (cello), and Vocal Music and was the recipient of a Koch Fellowship for summer study in Oxford, based on an essay competition. A Cathedral Chorister for eight years, I now sing professionally at the National Cathedral in Washington and St. Bartholomew’s in New York. I am pursuing voice studies at Westminster Choir College, where I recently performed at Carnegie Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic.

History and Music have been my passions for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved to write. While working with a range of students at Swarthmore —from engineering and physics majors to history and English majors— I took great pleasure in helping even those who don’t love to write (or think they can’t) refine arguments and work on expressing themselves more eloquently. As a tutor, I work to systematically target and improve clients’ test taking and writing abilities, giving them the skills they need to succeed in standardized testing and writing. Discovering how to best make the material sing for each student is sometimes challenging but is always ultimately a rewarding experience; it is what fuels my passion for teaching.


Education: Swarthmore College
Undergrad Major: BA with Highest Honors in History, Music (Swarthmore College)
Other Degrees/Minors: Pursuing Voice Studies (Westminster Choir College)

High School:

Awards & Honors: AP Scholar with Honor, National Merit Commendation, English Prize, St. Albans Choral Medal, Koch Fellowship for excellence in expository writing funding summer study in Oxford, Robert C. Byrd Merit Scholarship, Modern European History Prize, National Academy of Arts and Letters Certificate of Merit in Cello and Voice
Interests & Activities: National Cathedral Chorister for eight years, first cellist, St. Albans/NCS orchestra, Editor in Chief and Arts Editor, "The Independent" Newspaper
SAT Scores: 660 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 790 Writing
AP Exams: 5 US History, 5 Statistics, 5 European History, 5 English Literature/Composition, 5 French Language
SAT Subject Tests: 770 US History, 760 French Listening, 760 Literature


Other Awards: Melvin B. Troy Prize in Music and Dance, awarded for Honors music thesis on French female composer Germaine Tailleferre; awarded Highest Honors in History and Music based on completion of written and oral examinations conducted by experts from institutions outside of Swarthmore; recipient of a Swarthmore Humanities Research Grant that underwrote original research conducted in Paris; Presidential Scholar in Voice
Other Interests & Activities: Writing Associate, Swarthmore College Writing Center; Member and Soloist, Swarthmore College Chorus; cellist, Swarthmore College Orchestra; writer, actor, video producer, Boy Meets Tractor sketch comedy group; participant in multiple Swarthmore College theater productions
Location: Swarthmore College

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