Education: Harvard University, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa,, 2011; Columbia University, Ph.D. in Art History, expected 2019.
Years of Tutoring Experience: 5
Subject(s) you tutor: Expository and creative writing, including essays for high school and college applications. English, history (U.S., European, and World), art history, and academic math through calculus. Admissions coaching. SAT, SSAT/ISEE, ACT, GRE, and certain of the SAT II and AP Exams.
Relevant Test Scores: GRE: 170 Verbal, 167 Quantitative Reasoning, 5.5 Analytical Writing
SAT: 800 Math, 800 Verbal, 780 Writing
Courtney is a Ph.D. candidate and Dean’s Fellow in Art History at Columbia University, where she studies twentieth-century art. Since 2013, she has taught in Columbia’s undergraduate curriculum, leading discussion courses in modern and Western art. Each semester, she works with her students to develop, organize, and refine ideas for essays, cultivate effective study skills, and address test-taking anxieties. Seeing her students’ confront challenges and thrive is a true thrill that energizes and enriches her own academic pursuits.
As an undergraduate, Courtney worked as a peer tutor at Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel, where she taught writing and math, and volunteered for a summer with WorldTeach. Prior to starting at Columbia, she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard. Her thesis on French modernism was nominated for the Hoopes Prize, the college’s highest honor for undergraduate scholarship. She attended high school at Phillips Academy, Andover, where she was a member of the Cum Laude Society, a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction (scoring 5s on 8 AP exams), and a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. Outside of Columbia, she writes regularly on art for a variety of arts publications and artist’s books.