May grew up in Washington DC and attended Princeton where she majored in Art History. During her time there she trained as a Writing Tutor with the university's innovative program of peer-to-peer writing workshops. She was an active tutor in this role for three years and had the chance to learn a great deal about different writing styles and techniques, which propelled her interest in working with students of all ages and levels who are looking to enhance and develop their written voice.
Following graduation May received the Annenberg Fellowship at Eton College, which is awarded to one American university graduate each year to teach, coach sports, and mentor on American culture. She gained a great deal of experience in the English school system teaching English, Drama, and Art History. She also worked alongside the American university guidance counsellor to help students navigate the US college application process, offering assistance on SAT and ACT preparation and writing workshops for essays. During her year at Eton she had the opportunity to interact with a number of American university admissions representatives and gained invaluable insights into their perspectives on the application process.
Since her time at Eton she has continued to mentor and coach students applying to American universities to help them feel confident about their applications, particularly with developing ideas for the essays, as well as with SAT and ACT tutoring.
In 2012 she began working with students applying to American secondary schools to prepare for the ISEE and SSAT exam. She have since worked with students in all three levels of the entrance exam and greatly enjoys the experience of helping students of this age understand and master what is often their first experience with standardised tests.
Areas of Expertise
- US College Admissions
- UK University Admissions
- Secondary School Entrance Exams
- British & American education systems