Brittany is an experienced writing, reading, and test prep tutor who prioritizes personalizing each lesson for a particular student's needs. Whether it is teaching students to write personal narrative essays with descriptive imagery and creativity, working on test prep skills, or developing an introduction to key philosophical treatises in the Enlightenment, she always strives to center her students and meet them where they are.
She is a current PhD student in Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion where her research explores questions of gender, embodiment, and Islamic mysticism in North Africa and the relationship of text and practice. She recently published a peer-reviewed paper on the gendered ethics of a 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Journal of Islamic Ethics. Previously, she received a Masters in Islamic Studies from Harvard University and a BA in International Studies and Arabic Language from Macalester College. She also completed a Fulbright fellowship in Turkey and taught in an 8th-grade classroom as a City Year Corps Member.
She has extensive tutoring experience in a variety of areas including SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, and AP tests as well as reading and writing enrichment for grades 6-12. Additionally, she enjoys working with high school juniors and seniors on crafting their college admissions essays.
Brittany is passionate about the transformative power of narrative, whether in a good book, poem, or film. When not tutoring, she enjoys reading 19th-century literature in English and Arabic, writing short stories, and watching classic noir films. She is currently experimenting with bread making and has plans to build a greenhouse when her urban garden spills over. She has lived, traveled, and studied in Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey.