Leah Smith, B.A.
Personal Experience and Professional Background
Leah earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. For the last two years, Leah has taught ACT and SAT prep and writing at Elite Educational Institutes in Bellevue and Silicon Valley. Leah also has tutored and volunteered with middle and high school age children in Oakland.
Leah tailors each lesson to her student’s needs; she knows that each student’s pathway to understanding is different. Leah takes the anxiety out of writing by providing clear, logical feedback, offering patience and support, and celebrating progress at every step.
At Uplift, Leah offers both SAT and ACT prep classes and tutoring in writing skills. She coaches students to think critically, to revise, and to edit for precision. Leah’s enthusiasm for the beauty and power of writing is contagious. She is committed to her students’ success.