Lindsay Allen holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing with a theater minor from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. She has a 120-hour Advanced Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has taught English as a Second Language in Vietnam as a Fulbright Scholar. She is currently the Director of the Academic Center/Writing Instructor at a K-12 independent school in Manhattan where she oversees the peer tutoring program and works individually with 7th through 12th graders in the Humanities. Beyond the school day, Lindsay works as a private tutor.
Lindsay believes that learning to write well is crucial; as it is through expressing ideas to others that students come to understand what they think, how they feel, and where they fit in the world. She builds confidence in students by providing positive reinforcement and compassionate, honest feedback. Whether students are struggling to complete that five-paragraph essay, wondering how to start a personal statement for a college application, or storyboarding a screenplay, Lindsay creates an environment in which students feel safe and respected so they can take risks and embrace the writing process. Adept at cross-cultural communication and tutoring students with ADHD, she prides herself on her ability to adapt her teaching style to suit the learner.
In her free time Lindsay enjoys fixing up her fixer-upper in the Hudson Valley, reading, writing, practicing yoga, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Her short stories have been published in various literary journals including [PANK], Narrative Magazine, and the Briar Cliff Review.