Dara Arad

B.A. Literature and Creative Writing

University of East Anglia, U.C. Berkeley

darad@esmprep.com

Dara was born and raised in the UK, where she attended the American School in London. She studied American Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and received the Allan Buch Study Abroad Scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Humanities Year 1. Dara studied abroad at UC Berkeley, majoring in English. At university, Dara earned entry to several formative writing seminars that fuelled her love of language and linguistics. She graduated with a First-class Honours.

While at Berkeley, Dara worked as a programme assistant at the International House, hosting a variety of international visitors to the UC campus, and organising events and activities aimed at fostering a sense of community within the university. This experience informed her strong belief in the benefits of effective mentorship. Back in London, Dara worked in events management. During this time, she gained much experience in how to effectively support the learning and development of student trainees.

Dara has always paid acute attention to the structuring of language, and loves to help students refine their reading and writing skills. Her time pursuing English as an academic discipline has equipped her with the necessary tools to constructively mentor students and set them up with successful working routines. Dara finds it incredibly rewarding to see each of her students actively enjoy the process of learning, and grow to achieve wonderful academic results.

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