The Engaged Mind

The Engaged Mind

5.0 (2)
2 hires on
1 employee
21 years in business

About this tutor

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an Ivy-League graduate who enjoys helping students and professionals to reach their academic and career goals.  I am fun, energetic and encouraging.  Never stuffy or boring.  I want my students to enjoy the learning process. 

As a graduate student, I taught classes at both Princeton, Drew and the University of Virginia (UVA). I also privately tutored student-athletes while at UVA.  In 2008 I became a certified Master Coach and I started teaching "Executive and Life Coach Certification" classes throughout the Southeast. In 2013, I founded the Coaching Excellence Institute where I continue to teach classes and offer private coaching sessions to this day.

I have been helping my clients to show up with more confidence, calm and focus for 18+ years.

I'd like to help you as well.

Send me a note and let's connect. Let's talk about what you are struggling with right now and how I can help you to finally achieve the success that you desire and deserve. 

Here is my LinkedIn profile if you would like to read some testimonials from former students and clients:

I LOVE to teach and I really enjoy helping others.  It's especially gratifying when I can help someone to have a breakthrough in knowledge or understanding.

Never underestimate who you are, what you know or what you are capable of becoming...

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Charlotte, NC 28277
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2 Reviews


  • Shelbee Poulton

    She connected well with my daughter and was able to keep her engaged and learning the necessary material. She earned a 4 on her AP exam and we couldn’t be happier!

  • Patti Swistak

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, we have an informal meeting to assess the student's needs and goals.  I want to make sure that we are a good fit. If we are, then we lay out a plan, roll up our sleeves and get to work. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have several advanced degrees.  I am a graduate of Vassar, Princeton and the University of Virginia.   I am also a certified Master Coach. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

No.  It depends on the subject matter and the length of the contract.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I was in graduate school and I discovered that I LOVE it!!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages.  I have also worked with all types of professionals.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Time spent with my two nephews who are four and nine. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Interview them to make sure that their teaching style is one that you like.  Someone who is fun to work with can make all the difference in your results. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I struggle with the most?  What areas need the most improvement?  How can I do better in the future?

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