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Qualifications & Experience

I am an international educator with 8+ years of teaching, administrative, college counseling, and consulting experience. I really love working with young people and believe in the power of education to enlighten minds and open hearts.

Currently a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, I have a Bachelor degree from Brown University and a Master degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. I have taught middle and high school English literature, Economics, integrated Social Studies, and English-as-Second-Language courses at four different international/bilingual schools in China. I have also worked as an Upper School U.S. History (standard and honors levels), Modern European History, and World History instructor at a top independent school on the Main Line in Philadelphia.

Having worked as both a private and school-based college counselor and with my own extensive experience with undergraduate, masters, and doctoral applications, I am well-equipped to help students with college essays and general application advising. In addition, I am a native-level bilingual in English and Mandarin and would be able to assist students who require tutoring with the additional support of Chinese language.

As a full-time doctoral student, I miss the energy, excitement, and joy of learning with students in the classroom. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and to help make a difference in your educational endeavors. I look forward to hearing from you!



Brown University

International Relations


Harvard University

Education - Learning and Teaching


Teachers College of Columbia University

Doctorate - Curriculum and Teaching



ESL/ESOL Essay Writing Reading & Comprehension Proofreading


ESL/ESOL Chinese Public Speaking


Public Speaking

Social Studies

U.S. History European History World History

Nancy ’s Rating



Justin H.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Nancy was one of the most patient and passionate tutors I have ever had! She helped tremendously with my ERB writing test, in which I was able to score in the 99th percentile. She was extremely knowledgeable and would effortlessly explain writing prompts and essay structure. Nancy was incredibly encouraging and was able to tailor her teaching for my learning style. She's unbelievably good at explaining concepts from different angles and perspectives. It was obvious that she wanted her students to succeed and was always willing to dedicate her time and energy to achieve that. Nancy is the best tutor I have ever worked with!

11 months ago

Rachel M.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Nancy is an amazing tutor! She greatly helped me improve my writing skills. She is clear with her explanations, and is incredibly patient. Nancy wanted me not only to succeed, but fully understand the concepts. She is one of the most kind, and knowledgeable tutors I have ever had! I would recommend her to anyone in need of a tutor!

a year ago

Claudia M.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Nancy was an excellent tutor! She helped me significantly improve my writing skills. Her patience and enthusiasm in wanting to see me succeed has helped me become a more confident writer. Nancy is extremely knowledgeable, and you can truly tell she enjoys working with her students. I have had an excellent experience working with her, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor!

a year ago