A North Jersey native, Sophia’s ideal Sunday morning consists of a great novel and a freshly-prepared Taylor ham-egg-and-cheese bagel (with ketchup). She left the New York suburbs for the mountains of western Massachusetts during her undergraduate studies, graduating cum laude with a BA in English from Williams College. After graduation, she served as a Princeton in Asia Fellow at the Rato Bangala School in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was a writing teacher and college advisor. She then earned a Master’s of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University with focuses in secondary literacy and special education, teaching English in Baltimore City Public Schools for four years. During this time, Sophia also led her grade-level teaching team, tutored the SAT, coached youth ultimate frisbee, and co-founded a book club for middle school bibliophiles.
Sophia has been tutoring and teaching for seven years. Her areas of expertise include middle- and high-school English Language Arts, college counseling, and SAT/ACT test preparation. She also has extensive experience designing accessible lessons for students with learning disabilities. She believes that great tutoring begins with great relationships, and grounds her teaching practice in both rigor and compassion.
Outside of her work as an educator, Sophia enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, writing short stories, and cooking elaborate dinners for her loved ones.