Kristen S.


Kristen splits her time between central Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey. After graduating from Colby College as salutatorian in 2014, with Honors in English and distinction in Sociology, Kristen decided to pursue a Ph.D. in English at Princeton, where she is currently working on a dissertation called Doorstep Moments: Close Encounters with Minor Characters in the Victorian Novel. In 2013, she was awarded a nationally-competitive Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study.

Kristen has been tutoring for many years. She has worked with many kinds of students, whether that has been teaching grammar to grade-school level students or helping a college student prepare a personal statement for graduate school. She has experience tutoring ESL students and students with learning differences. Kristen’s areas of expertise include critical reading and writing, AP Exam preparation, and the college, graduate school, and professional school admissions processes. 

When she is not writing her dissertation or tutoring, Kristen enjoys playing basketball, running, writing poetry, and traveling.

Education & Qualifications
  • Princeton University, PhD Candidate in English
  • Princeton University, MA in English
  • Colby College, BA in English and Sociology
  • Art History
  • English & Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • GRE
  • Medical School Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Kristen was immensely helpful throughout my entire medical school application process. She worked with me to craft a personal statement that really reflected what I hoped and needed to convey to medical school admissions committees. I could not have crafted such a well written essay without her guidance. I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone in need of assistance with their writing. During the medical school admissions process, I had to write multiple essays each day, and it was such a relief having Kristen to proofread them. She always responded to me very quickly! She offered helpful suggestions on context and writing style. She is a very talented writer and a great resource to have throughout any admissions process."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, MD Admissions)