Teaching is a passion of mine and it shows when I’m working with students. My students can expect me to be enthusiastic in the classroom and ready to answer any questions they might have about the material covered. The time I’ve spent working in schools has taught me the importance of keeping students actively engaged in their work. As such, I prefer to run student-centered tutoring sessions.
I am originally from St. Paul, MN, where I attended high school and went on to study Philosophy and Creative Writing at Hamline University. After a year in the workforce, I went to get my Masters degree from University College Dublin in Philosophy and Literature. I graduated from UCD in 2011 with First Class Honours.
In 2012, I started a PhD program at Purdue University in Philosophy and Literature, where I focus on 20th Century literature in the Americas and contemporary Continental Philosophy. Within these fields I specialize in questions of identity and ethics.
For the past three years, I have been working in education. I have spent time with students of all grade levels, from elementary school all the way through college. While I primarily focus on topics in the humanities, thanks to my experience working as an ACT and SAT test prep tutor, I have proven myself to be more than capable of teaching a wide variety of subjects.
I have run a small local publishing company in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. During my time with that company, we published three books and put on regular public readings. In high school, I captained our Knowledge Bowl team to a national competition in Washington DC.
When I started working with middle school students, I became an assistant coach for Skyview Middle School’s Knowledge Bowl team. We won the district title that year, making me the Lifetime Achievement Ultimate Knowledge Bowl Champion. Sadly, the trophy seemed to have gotten lost before I was able to receive it.