Lucina is not embarrassed to admit that some of her earliest memories are of playing ‘school’ with her friends and family. Years later, she entered Princeton University with vague scientific aspirations and left it a zealot for her major, English Literature, graduating summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, and with two departmental prizes. Lucina completed Princeton’s Teacher Preparation Program, which included an intensive semester of student teaching at Princeton High School. The recipient of a Fulbright grant, Lucina taught English at the University of Limpopo, South Africa.
Throughout her time at Princeton, Lucina worked as a Fellow at its Writing Center, which offers one-on-one writing consultations to undergraduates and graduate students, at any stage of the writing process, for any discipline. There, she gained hundreds of hours of tutoring experience and became committed to student-centered pedagogy. She was eventually promoted to Head Fellow, a position in which she mentored other Fellows and ran professional development. Newly graduated and immersed in student teaching, Lucina got to know 86 high-school Juniors of various personalities and inclinations. She taught them American Literature and AP Language and Composition, but equally important to her was teaching time- and stress-management skills. At the University of Limpopo, Lucina taught English language in pre-professional and dissertation contexts. At Cambridge Coaching, Lucina focuses on English & Literature, Expository Writing, and English as a Second Language.
Since at least the age of six, Lucina has loved listening to and playing classical music. By the end of college, she was an accomplished pianist, a member of several choirs, and an amateur choral conductor. You might need to ask her to stop humming as she walks, cooks, and bakes her way through daily life.