I am enthusiastic about learning and believe that anyone can develop the necessary skills to achieve their goals. I aim to tailor my classes to the needs of each student, as everyone has different strengths, weaknesses and ways of going about their study.
I strive to engage my students by making presenting the material in a lively and interesting fashion. I seek to provide an encouraging and enjoyable space to learn and discuss the key topics in easily memorable ways.
I fell in love with teaching working for Bridge the Gap as a High School student in San Francisco. As part of my role, I tutored students from underprivileged backgrounds between the ages of eight and thirteen in maths, history and English.
During my first undergraduate degree, I continued to tutor in a private capacity and became a paid teacher’s assistant. For this position, I completed a 3-month course in pedagogy and spent a year tutoring first year undergraduate students in English Literature, Philosophy, History, and Politics. I helped students with their writing and comprehension by developing techniques to improve textual analysis and idea development.
In addition to tutoring my fellow undergraduate students at Bard College, I tutored at a maximum security prison in New York to enable prisoners the ability to pursue an undergraduate degree behind bars. I tutored my students in English, English Literature, History and Politics. I also tutored my students in their dissertations.
During my second undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, I conducted practice interviews with students from underprivileged backgrounds interested in applying to Oxford and Cambridge. I worked under the supervision of my Dean of Students in Law and provided feedback to the students to improve their interview skills.
BA Hons (2.1), Law, University of Cambridge
Cripps Scholarship Award (£25,000)
BA (Cum Laude), Politics, Bard College
Bard Research in Human Rights Award ($3,000)
BRAVE Award ($3,000)
High School Diploma, The Bay School of San Francisco with A-Level equivalents in English Literature, Philosophy, French, and Politics
When I am not tutoring or working at a law firm, I clamber on London climbing walls, peddle a heavy Dutch bicycle around, and nibble on many a halloumi burger.