I spent my high school career deeply committed to theater. I am now very excited to be an active member of the theater community on Princetonâ€™s campus. I need rehearsal, be it for Fuzzy Dice Improv or Oscar Wildeâ€™s masterful farce, The Importance of Being Earnest. I crave the break theater and performance bring from academics. In a more general sense, art, both visual and performing, is of chief importance in my life. I am a writer and art editor for the Nassau Literary Review at Princeton. And, again, meeting over dinner with my peers in NassLit is a necessary creative outlet in my life. Not only I am a firm believer that a full schedule is a productive schedule, but I also see involvement in the arts the best way for myself to remain happy, healthy, and aware as a human being. Everyone needs something (or many things) precious to themselves aside from grades and GPA.
That being said, I love being a student at Princeton. I am through and through a â€œhumanities gal.â€ My favorite and best subjects in high school have always been History and English. AP Lang had a profound impact on my academic career. I was suddenly aware of this whole new kind of art form, removed from theme, motif, and character analysis. Understanding the art of rhetoric helped me rediscover and redefine my passion for writing. AP Art History was by far my favorite high school course. I fell in love with its visual approach to history. A single painting can communicate an entire political, social, and cultural environment. My academic strengths include textual and/or historical analysis, in addition to the consolidation of said analysis, into my writing.
I am honored to be entrusted with the role of tutor. I really respect the art of teaching. In high school, I worked as a private tutor and, later, as an English teaching assistant for rising 7th and 8th graders through a program designed to provide low-income, high-achieving middle school students with the tools necessary to gain access to a four-year college. My largest challenge was what it means â€œto teach,â€ rather than â€œto tell.â€ Teaching is hard work and it requires committed practice, introspection, and revision.