Katherine, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

Katherine holds a PhD in History from Emory University and a BA in History from Reed College. She currently works as an international relations consultant for corporations and non-profit organizations in New York City and Washington DC. Prior to this work, Katherine taught for eight years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. While teaching at Loyola University, New Orleans, Katherine directed a summer academic program for incoming freshmen designed to help students successfully make the transition between high school and college. In addition to her work in the classroom, Katherine has tutored and mentored students at the high school, college and graduate levels for over ten years. Several of her former students are now pursuing advanced degrees at Princeton University, The George Washington School of Law, Georgetown School of Law; and Columbia University. Katherine has also worked with students throughout the undergraduate and graduate admissions process and is focused on helping students identify the programs that are the best “fit” both academically and personally. As a teacher, tutor, and mentor, Katherine believes that the best learning environments are those in which the student is an engaged and active participant. She works with each student to identify short and long-term goals and to develop study strategies. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, cycling, playing the piano, and traveling.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Ph.D. Degree

  • PhD, Emory University (2010): History
  • BA, Reed College (2003): History
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • AP European History
  • AP French
  • AP Latin
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • College Counseling
  • College Essay Writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • GRE English and Reading
  • History
  • ISEE English and Reading
  • Latin
  • Online Tutoring
  • PSAT
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English and Reading
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Mellon Scholar
  • Distinguished Educator Award (College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University, New Orleans)

“…As my tutor, Katherine worked with me on developing my analytical and writing skills. My confidence as as a writer increased and I began to look forward to writing. Katherine has continued to mentor me through my time as a scholar athlete at Seton Hall University. Thanks to her guidance and support, I am much more confident in the classroom and excited about continuing to pursue my academic interests.” ~Kaylyn S.

Satisfied Student

“…It is not an exaggeration to say that Katherine has been invaluable to me as a tutor and mentor. To call her my mentor is accurate but also understates the enormous contribution she has already made to my academic work and to my overall confidence. She has done everything from helping me edit and re-edit numerous papers and applications, prepare for class presentations, strategize for both short-term and long-term academic goals, and so much more. She never rushes and always takes my concerns seriously.”~ Jeremy L.

Satisfied Student