College Admissions Counselor
English/Language Arts Instructor
New York University (B.A. in English Literature with a minor in French)
In college, Sheena counseled her fellow students on how to write “standout stories.” She specializes in helping students self-reflect, and discover their passions and interests. Sheena is eager to take this skill into counseling Berkeley students on one of the biggest decisions of their lives. She makes self-reflection feel like fun rather than like homework!
Sheena’s counseling philosophy is that no question is a “stupid” question. Growth comes from learning, and learning only happens when we’re able to step outside our comfort zones and ask the tough questions. Sheena also believes that the best decisions are made from coupling two actions: communication and looking inward. Students learn more about themselves by looking inward, and thus can bring out their unique qualities. From there, it’s my job to communicate with them and help them best put everything together!
Sheena has been educating students ever since high school. She continued to tutor throughout college, and she's super passionate about helping young people become better writers. Sheena believes that if you have a passion to change the world in some way, you can do so through strong and effective writing - and she excels at aiding students in finding what makes them 'tick' on paper, so that writing feels fun for them, and not like a chore. Her energy and desire to help fill the world with equally as passionate writers is what led her to Berkeley Academy!
I believe a good learner is one that stays curious. Challenge what you learn by asking questions. And remember: There's no such thing as a "stupid" question! We teachers are here to help you every step of the way, and if you don't share with us your doubts or concerns, we can't help you as best we can. Ask as many questions as you can; it'll help you better remember what you're learning, too. Being a better writer also helps you become a better speaker, and having the ability to write and speak well is something you'll carry with you throughout your life!