Colleen

Bio

After spending her first twenty-two years in the Midwest, Colleen moved out east (broadly defined) in 2010 and has since lived in Boston, DC, the United Kingdom, and Germany.  (She now lives in California!) She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, masters degrees from both the University of St Andrews and Harvard University, and a PhD from Harvard University.

Colleen’s teaching background has focused both on classroom and individual instruction. At Harvard, she was a teaching fellow for three introductory lecture courses. She has also tutored since 2011. Colleen has taught lessons on subjects ranging from elementary-school reading through postgraduate entrance exams. As a tutor, Colleen enjoys teaching within her academic background in history and art history. She also works with students on test preparation, both on content and test-taking strategies.

In her free time, Colleen enjoys running, ballroom dancing, cooking, and traveling.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD in History
  • Harvard University, MA in History
  • University of St Andrews, MA in Modern European History
  • University of Notre Dame, BA in History and Art History
Specialties
  • Art History
  • History
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • SSAT & ISEE
  • SAT
  • ACT 
  • GRE
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Colleen was an excellent tutor and helped me score considerably higher on the GRE in a very short amount of time (less than 2 months). I am so appreciative and enjoyed working with her for her expertise both on the GRE and general graduate school knowledge. I also appreciated her quick responses to emails. There were several times that my internet didn't work and we had to find workarounds and Colleen was incredibly helpful and patient during those periods. While we stuck to the time frame, Colleen was generous with her time and resources for practice problems. Colleen really helped me understand how to tackle the verbal section. It felt like she was able to help me unpack what was important and what needed to be paid attention to in each question. Score went from Verbal- 153, Quant- 152 to Verbal- 159, Quant-153."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Maritess, GRE)