Allison is passionate about helping students of all ages reach their full potential and guiding them towards their academic goals in a warm and supportive environment, using the empathetic skills gained through over a decade of experience in education. She specializes in tutoring students in reading, writing, executive functioning, study skill development, and high school application essay coaching.
Starting out her post-collegiate career in marketing, Allison quickly realized her true interest was educating and inspiring students. She has spent the last 10 years developing educational programs and working as an academic counselor, academic coach, and academic skills tutor at a variety of universities, including Stanford University, Temple University, New York University, and St. John's University. Allison has also mentored high school students in the Bay Area and created several tutor training programs.
After attending boarding school at The Peddie School in New Jersey, Allison received a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration at New York University and a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, where she was also a varsity student-athlete. Originally from the Northeast, Allison has lived in the Bay Area for over 8 years and when she's not working, she's hiking, cooking, and traveling.
"Allison was an amazing tutor and mentor for [my daughter]. She would text us if she were 2 minutes late! Her punctuality and professionalism impressed us greatly, but her warm and personal care and guidance for [my daughter] was even more touching. She considered Allison not only as a tutor but also as her big sister and mentor to ask some recommendations from in the future too. We would love to keep in touch with her!" - Parent