Devon graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Art History and then spent many years teaching preparation for standardized tests, including the GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT, both in the classroom and as a one-on-one tutor. She recently earned her Master’s in the Humanities with a concentration in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago. At Academic Approach, Devon establishes and manages productive relationships between tutors and students, expanding her educational reach to help more students realize their academic potential.
What aspect of teaching are you most passionate about?
“I am fascinated by standardized tests as an encapsulation and culmination of the inherently collaborative, lifelong process of learning, and I am invested in test preparation as a realization of potential which will unlock academic and professional opportunities in students’ futures. Being a critical part of students’ journeys toward their goals is incredibly meaningful to me, and I have learned so much from my students – about teaching, about the material we’re working on, and about their individual areas of interest beyond the tests – that the mutual benefit is a keen motivator for me as an educator perpetually engaged in the learning process.” – Devon Coffee