EducationMFA-UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Screenwriting, Film Production, and Film Studies GPA-3.8
MA-STANFORD University: East Asian Studies: Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Economics GPA-3.85
BA-UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Double Major in East Asiana Studies and Economics-Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Economics GPA-3.79 Magna Cum Laude
ExperiencePRIVATE TUTOR New York, NY 3/00-pres.
-Assist college students with researching and writing essays in all subjects
-Tutor high school students in English, Writing, Film Production, Film Studies, World History, American History, Economics, French, SAT’s, ACT's, Organizational Skills
-Tutor junior high school and elementary school students in all subjects including ISEE, SSAT, ERB CPT
-Tutor Property and Casualty Broker/Agent course
*Have experience working with students with Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Anxiety Disorder and ADHD
COLLEGE CONSULTANT USA, Canada 9/95-pres.
-Assist high school and college students in writing college and graduate school essays and applications
WRITING CONSULTANT USA, Canada 96-pres.
-Write letters, speeches and documents for professionals in various fields
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Brooklyn, NY 3/00-12/02
Instructor-Taught SAT I: verbal, SSHSAT, NY private school entrance exams
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL Arcadia, CA 9/95-3/00
High School Teacher- Taught English, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP Economics
SAT/TOEFL Instructor- Taught SAT I: verbal, SAT II: writing, PSAT I and II, and TOEFL
ESL Teacher- Taught English as a second language
DEFELICE AND GELLER, INC. Los Angeles, California 9/95-3/00
Private Tutor- Tutored students of all ages in Writing, French, Social Sciences, SAT I and SAT II
INSTITUTE FOR READING DEVELOPMENT San Francisco, California 9/91-8/92
Instructor- Taught reading development to children of all ages and adults
HobbiesIn addition to working in the field of education for over twenty years, I am a writer and filmmaker. My short films have screened in festivals worldwide.
What I love about working individually with students is the opportunity to get to know them and understand the complexity of their challenges. In this way, I can create an approach to learning that specifically addresses the student’s needs, intellectually and emotionally. I am sensitive, compassionate and open-minded, and believe it is important to inspire my students and help them fulfill their personal and academic potential. As a starting point, I teach my students how to think analytically and creatively, as this integration of reason and ingenuity are the foundation of a successful academic career.
I specialize in English literature and grammar, writing, college essays, American and world history, film studies and ESL. I also teach the PSAT, SAT, and TOEFL.
I’d love to hear from you. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to talk.
Writing, ISEE, Introduction to Fiction, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Film SL, IB Film HL, IB Extended Essay, History, Grammar and Mechanics, Fiction Writing, ESL/ELL, European History, ERB CTP, Literature, PSAT Critical Reading, PSAT Writing Skills, World Literature, World History, US History, TOEFL, Study Skills And Organization, Reading, Social Sciences, SSAT, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, SAT, SAT Critical Reading, Essay Editing, English, 8th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Reading, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 12th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, Creative Writing, College Essays, CLEP English Literature, CLEP College Composition, AP English Language and Composition, American Literature, American History, ADHD, ACT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT, 10th Grade Writing
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