Ph.D. in History
M.St in Modern History
BA in History and Literature (Honors), magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Ursula has been tutoring and teaching since her undergraduate days and is committed to passing on her love of reading, writing, and history to her students. Currently a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Harvard University’s History of Science Department, she is an experienced one-on-one tutor who has helped students of all ages with writing, English, history, and Latin. As part of her Ph.D. program at Oxford University, Ursula completed a training course at the Oxford Learning Institute and co-taught an undergraduate course called “Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain,” which combined history, literature, and art history in an examination of Victorian society.
Before going to graduate school, Ursula designed and taught writing courses to middle-schoolers at the Marymount School of New York, and after receiving her doctorate she returned to Marymount, acting as a tutor and writing coach for upper-school students and guest-teaching in both the Upper and Middle Schools. As an undergraduate at Harvard, Ursula received training as an academic peer tutor and ESL teacher; she tutored fellow students in writing, English, history, and Latin.
Ursula’s first book, a historical study entitled A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture, was released by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2011. She has written ten novels and thirty short stories. Her writing has been longlisted for the international Bridport Poetry Prize, and in 2003 she won the Edward Eager Prize for a short fiction piece. Her novel, Shorecliff, is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2013.
Ursula tutors students writing essays in all subjects, most commonly history, English, and world literature. She also welcomes students who wish to work on short stories and novels. Her rate is $150 per hour.