Birgitte holds a BFA from New York University in Screenwriting, a Masters in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and she is a certified teacher of English 6-12 in Florida. She was born in Oslo, Norway, but has spent most of her adult life in the US, mainly in New York City and most recently in Southern California. She has taught language at New York University and has spent 14 years as a high school classroom teacher and examiner of IB English, Theory of Knowledge and research writing in international boarding schools. In the past year, Birgitte has tutored students 1-1 in preparation for IB Exams, IB essays and college essays. In her spare time, Birgitte writes articles for magazines and education companies and she also loves painting, drawing, travel, and skiing. She is the mother of a recent high school graduate and she currently resides in Paris, France.