I have been tutoring since 2011. I received my bachelor’s degree in French with a minor in English from BYU. I continued on to an MBA at the University of Utah and am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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I have an unusually broad background, having worked in a DNA Sequencing Lab, taught French in a summer camp in Washington State, and worked as an editor at leading edtech brands. My first job was as an in-house math tutor at an independent school, where I worked with students from pre-algebra through Calc BC. My most frequently tutored subjects are the SAT and ACT. My favorite subject to coach is college admissions essays. 

Ages I’ve worked with:

I have a strong preference for working with high school students applying to college. 

My tutoring style:

Recently, an entrepreneur said that I “help others learn how to learn,” and that blew me away. Straight to the point!

Warm and personable, I believe that the best learning experiences are those that are created together. 

Success story:

I had a student who was new at the independent school. Tall, confident, and popular, she didn’t seem all that worried about her outlier math scores. I sat in on the class and as I got to know her, I realized she perfectly fit the “rebel” archetype in Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Four Tendencies.” I didn’t nag her; instead I presented her the choices and made the consequences clear — that she didn’t want to repeat seventh grade math with the teacher she wasn’t clicking with.

By the end of the year her grades had gone from Cs and Ds to As. She was awarded the Lindsey Vonn scholarship, for which you need high marks in academics, citizenship, and athletics. As Gretchen Rubin observes, rebels can do anything they want to do. The student often begs me to return to the school!

Hobbies and interests:

  • I read a book a week. This can be Marcel Proust, Liane Moriarty, Greg McKeown, or Virginia Woolf: consistency is more important than genre.
  • I went through a 200-hour yoga teacher training program last summer.
  • I have studied German, Latin, French, Italian, Romanian, and am currently on a 30-plus day streak on Spanish. If I could study anything, it would probably be linguistics.

Tutoring subjects:

I have an unusually broad background, having worked in a DNA Sequencing Lab, taught French in a summer camp in Washington State, and worked as an editor at leading edtech brands. My first job was as an in-house math tutor at an independent school, where I worked with students from pre-algebra through Calc BC. My most frequently tutored subjects are the SAT and ACT. My favorite subject to coach is college admissions essays. 

Ages I’ve worked with:

I have a strong preference for working with high school students applying to college. 

Success story:

I had a student who was new at the independent school. Tall, confident, and popular, she didn’t seem all that worried about her outlier math scores. I sat in on the class and as I got to know her, I realized she perfectly fit the “rebel” archetype in Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Four Tendencies.” I didn’t nag her; instead I presented her the choices and made the consequences clear — that she didn’t want to repeat seventh grade math with the teacher she wasn’t clicking with.

By the end of the year her grades had gone from Cs and Ds to As. She was awarded the Lindsey Vonn scholarship, for which you need high marks in academics, citizenship, and athletics. As Gretchen Rubin observes, rebels can do anything they want to do. The student often begs me to return to the school!

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