Anna is a full-time tutor and theater-maker who lives with her husband and adorable kitty in San Diego, CA. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a BA cum laude in English with a minor in Linguistics and Language Theory. Her English studies at Harvard focused primarily on fiction, poetry, theater, the Medieval Period, the Elizabethan Period, and creative writing. In Linguistics, Anna’s research focused primarily on semantics and pragmatics. While at Harvard, Anna was a core Mentor for the highly competitive and rigorous Humanities 10a/b course for three years, and worked as a curriculum editor for the Mamelodi Initiative, an educational program in South Africa founded by two Harvard-chaplains.
Anna has extensive and diverse teaching experience. Dressed in full colonial garb, Anna made history come alive for students of all ages as a historical interpreter for the Freedom Trail Foundation in Boston, MA. Anna has also music directed a class of eighth graders in their production of “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA, where she created lesson plans for music classes and coached students as they developed their voices and characters. Most recently, Anna has begun working with elementary, middle, and high school students struggling with their online-school work. Utilizing her academic and theatrical skill sets, she strives to enhance virtual schooling curriculums, regularly teaching all subjects in grades 2, 4, 6, and 7, as well as teaching history, english and writing in grades 9-12.
When Anna is not teaching, she is developing new pieces of theater, working on fictional writing pieces, or crossing books off of her 2021 book list. She loves surfing, running, and doing yoga.