After a decade of fostering a passion for writing, exploring ideas, learning, and teaching across the country and in France, I am thrilled to call Phoenix home yet again. I first left the valley in 2009 as a bright-eyed eighteen year old eager to explore new ideas and pursue a liberal arts education. During my time in college, when I was not exploring my own passions for the social sciences and French culture, I was usually found volunteering at the closet public school to my college. As my passion for education grew, I spent hours reading about the power of education to change lives and transform communities, while I also witnessed this play out in reality as I connected with young students one-on-one and in small groups every week.
When I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013 with degrees in Government and French Studies, I made plans to first explore the educational system in France then return to the US to serve as a corps member for Teach for America in a public school. While teaching Humanities at a local Title I charter school, I received a Master of Education from the Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. I am now a certified teacher in the state of Arizona, certified in grades K-12 with secondary specialization in History and French, teaching full-time in the same school where I graduated from high school ten years ago.
Through my experiences teaching and tutoring domestically and abroad, there is consistently one factor that drives me to teach: the human relationships formed through learning together. There is nothing like the magic of connecting with students one-on-one to inspire their individual goals, passions, and learning abilities. As a tutor, I look forward to doing just that with students in the following areas: history, writing and reading support, humanities, French, research, executive functioning support, and general homework support.