I've always loved learning--so much so that I never left school! After graduating college with honors/Phi Beta Kappa, I went on to a graduate program in art history, where I earned my PhD. I now work in the art world in NYC where I research and write about paintings. I love all humanities subjects and believe that you need to be able to relate to history, literature, and art in your everyday life in order to really understand them. I have experience teaching college courses, classes of adult... [more]
I have several years of experience with individual tutoring at the high school and college level helping students prepare for tests (including standardized tests) and major assignments. I taught college courses as an instructor of record for 4 years while I was completing my own degree and am very familiar with the expectations of college courses and how to manage time and organize information for assignments. In addition, I have experience as a professional editor and proofreader and have edited museum publications as well as student work. I have a Ph.D. in Art History and work as a researcher, so I use organizational and study skills in my job to construct essays on short deadlines.
As a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, I write long, scholarly papers on a regular basis, as well as short proposals and abstracts. I won the departmental award in college for Art Historical Writing, and in graduate school I have had many papers accepted at professional conferences. I work in the publications department at an art museum, where I help copy-edit and revise curators' essays and catalogue texts for clarity. I focus on helping others communicate clearly without sacrificing the meaning or personality behind their writing.
As a PhD candidate in Art History, I write long research papers regularly. I have taught college courses in which I help students write short papers and communicate their ideas clearly. I also have a number of work experiences in English: I work in the Publications department at an art museum where I edit texts for clarity and work on bibliographies and back matter for publications. I have taught English as a Second Language to adults for 3 years on a volunteer basis, and I previously tutored and taught classes of SAT preparation, where I specialized in the reading and writing sections.
For the past 3 years, I have taught weekly adult ESL classes through a volunteer program, and my students have ranged from beginner to advanced level, and come from all over the globe. The classes use the direct method (no translation from the students' native language), and focus on grammar and conversation, particularly "real world" topics. I also recently taught an architectural history college course abroad, and I helped the students, all of whom learned English as a second language, improve their writing skills in English and master subject vocabulary.
I have experience tutoring SAT students on a one-on-one basis, teaching SAT prep classroom courses of 15-20 students, and proctoring tests. Rather than having students memorize answers, I focus on strategies for tackling question types, preparing students to use their time wisely on the test, and building confidence by having students teach me to answer questions. On the Reading section, I help students quickly zero in on the question and the information needed to answer it, and teach strategies for eliminating confusing wrong answers.
I have experience tutoring SAT students on a one-on-one basis, teaching SAT prep classroom courses of 15-20 students, and proctoring tests. On the Writing section, I help students use their prior knowledge of grammar to their advantage, and pinpoint areas for them to practice with grammar rules early on. I enjoy helping students maximize points on the Essay section with a persuasive response that focuses on exactly what the College Board wants to see.
I majored in Art History in college, where I wrote an Honors thesis and received the departmental award for Art Historical Writing. I went on to complete a Master's degree in 2012 and a Ph.D. in Art History in 2018 and was nominated for an award for my dissertation. I specialize in 17th century Dutch painting, and have presented my work at several conferences and have won travel fellowships. I taught Art History college courses at the introductory and advanced level, and during my graduate study I also worked at the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum (modern art) in Washington, D.C. I currently work as a Senior Researcher in Old Master Paintings at an auction house in New York.
I majored in Sociology and Anthropology at a liberal arts college, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa/magna cum laude, winning the departmental award in Sociology. Although I pursued Art History in graduate school, history and social theory have always been important to my scholarship as they are closely related to art.