I am currently living in Nashville, TN, pursuing a PhD in Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Originally from Seattle, since 2007 I have been a tutor and academic mentor providing highly personalized supplementary education to K-12 students. My work is grounded in personal experience with a wide variety of students, ongoing research, and a background in linguistics and the philosophy of language, as well as my professional experience as a writer and editor. I hold a BA from Reed College in Portland, OR, and an MEd from Vanderbilt.

I work with students from ages eight to eighteen, providing academic support and continuity throughout primary and secondary education by building long-term academic mentoring relationships with students and their families. Due to my current research schedule I am only taking a very limited number of students, but please feel free to contact me if you have a student who fits my expertise.