Madeline Gent


Madeline earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History and East Asian Languages and Literature from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. After working in the field of Visual Resources, Madeline went on to earn her Masters in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Maryland. She has held various teaching and research positions at the Smithsonian, the University of Maryland, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Johns Hopkins University, Washington and Lee University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Alongside tutoring, Madeline works at a nonprofit dedicated to showcasing and supporting the work of regional artists.  


There’s more than one way to cook an egg. Whether it’s tonight’s homework or tomorrow’s SAT, problems often stump us because we focus on finding the ‘one, perfect’ way to get to a solution. Instead, I say, let’s be solutions oriented! Let’s train our brain to actively look for different approaches. If we see a problem from all angles, we can find the way that works for us – which is something that you can apply in and out of the classroom.  

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