GRETCHEN

director OF academic OPERATIONs • Instructor

Through her experience developing LogicPrep's curriculum and team in both New York and Brazil, Gretchen identifies as part-New-Yorker, part-carioca. She's been working for LP ever since she graduated from Princeton University, where she studied Molecular Biology and Dance, and moved to New York City to dance professionally. When, after a few years of pursuing contemporary dance, she felt like she was ready for a change, Gretchen had the opportunity to fully immerse herself in the world of international education. In the process, she fell in love with the culture and language of Brazil.

Gretchen loves teaching -- particularly chemistry -- and she gets especially excited to help her students reach the “Aha!” moments that occur when initially puzzling or daunting concepts finally click. As Director of Academic Operations, she's also responsible for hiring and training LogicPrep's instructors, and she loves to facilitate collaborative conversations to share best practices and expand everyone's range of approaches. When she's not at LogicPrep, Gretchen can be found practicing yoga, listening to WNYC, taking dance class, or reading in Carl Schurz park with her pet bunny, Xavier (pronounce "sha-vee-air").


Education

Princeton, BA in Molecular Biology and a minor in Dance

Hidden Talent: assembling IKEA furniture (it’s harder than it looks!), earning me the title of “Apartment Handywoman”

Favorite Nerd: Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory

Dog Breed Alter Ego: Golden Retriever

Offerings

ACT Prep

ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ACT Writing

SAT Prep

SAT Math
SAT Writing & Language
SAT Reading
SAT Essay

SAT Subject Test Prep

Biology (E/M)
Chemistry

School Support

Biology (including AP Biology)
Chemistry (including AP Chemistry)
Algebra I
Algebra II/Trigonometry
Geometry
English & Language Arts
Organizational Skills

Private School Prep

ISEE Verbal Reasoning
ISEE Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE Reading Comprehension
ISEE Mathematics Achievement
ISEE Essay
SSAT Writing Sample
SSAT Quantitative
SSAT Reading
SSAT Verbal

Grad Prep

GRE Analytical Writing
GRE Verbal Reasoning
GRE Quantitative Reasoning