Alice Z W.


Alice grew up in central New Jersey, in a home where bookshelves stood in the place of television sets. After spending half of her teenage years reading at the library, she studied English Literature at Wellesley College and graduated cum laude with honors. She then spent the next few years teaching at a K-7 school in Boston, where she led revisions for the 6th grade writing and grammar curriculum. Currently, Alice is a graduate student in the Teacher Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is specializing in Teaching and Curriculum. She is also conducting her practicum at Arlington High School, where she teaches 9th grade English. 

Alice’s teaching and tutoring experience spans a wide range of ages and subjects. She began as an elementary school teacher that balanced curriculum instruction with helping students develop strong habits and gain social-emotional skills. At the middle school level, she taught English and social studies with a focus on critical reading and writing. Now working with high school students, Alice enjoys providing one-on-one essay feedback and partners with struggling students to identify areas of growth and set manageable goals. Outside of the classroom, Alice has tutored students for the SAT and GRE, and she has helped students craft strong and compelling college admissions essays.

In her spare time, Alice likes to bake desserts with friends, solve crossword puzzles, and practice skateboarding in her neighborhood.


Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Wellesley College
  • English and Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • SSAT
  • ISEE