EducationPhD, University of Southern California, Literature & Creative Writing, 2013
Town & Gown Scholar
MA, University of Nebraska, English
BA, University of Notre Dame, English/Philosophy, magna cum laude
SAT: 1530 (out of 1600)
ExperienceHello! I'm an experienced, friendly tutor and teacher with nearly a decade of experience. I love guiding students to the "aha! moment" when a concept suddenly becomes clear. I've tutored students ranging in age from elementary school through college, including a number with learning disabilities. I meet students where they're at, and my tutoring style is patient, passionate, and encouraging.
With a PhD in Literature and Writing, I have a vast depth of knowledge in everything related to reading, writing, and the humanities. I've taught at USC, St. Mary's, and IUSB, and I also have experience tutoring math, test prep, Latin, and political science.
I scored 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 1530 overall (in the old, 1600-point scoring system), and I've excelled on the GRE and GRE Literature Subject Test as well. With my years of experience with standardized testing, I'm able to teach students strategies that will help them crack any standardized test and greatly improve their scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. I've helped students who've been admitted to Notre Dame, Cambridge, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and other elite universities.
I've published numerous stories, articles, and academic essays in a wide variety of journals and magazines. I've been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in both fiction and poetry, and a number of my pieces have been anthologized. My experience as a working writer is very helpful when assisting students with their own writing.
HobbiesI enjoy writing and reading, playing soccer and basketball, practicing piano and guitar, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my wonderful wife and two adorable children.
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