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Mariama Diallo

BA, Yale University, Political Science/Film Studies

Middle School Support, SSAT/ISEE/SHSAT

A New York native, Mariama graduated from Fieldston as the student body president before pursuing undergraduate work at Yale and postgraduate work at the Cinematography School of Madrid. As a specialist in helping middle schoolers with test prep and academic support, Mariama has worked extensively with both private school students and underprivileged youth in the hopes of sharing the advantages that her education and experience has afforded her. Gregarious and empathetic, Mariama works with students to establish a positive working relationship that will allow them to develop their intellectual curiosity and the tools necessary to tackle complicated concepts. She believes that confidence is a critical component of academic success—nobody is better at drawing reticent or anxious students out of their shell.

Outside of tutoring, Mariama is a writer/director with experience in both documentary and narrative film. Shortly after graduating Yale, she won the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship to develop a film about the Afro-Mexican communities of Veracruz, Mexico, which is currently in postproduction. Meanwhile, she has cowritten a film that premiered at SXSW 2016 and is presently streaming on Netflix. A first generation New Yorker with parents who hail from London and Senegal, Mariama has been fortunate to travel the world and experience many cultures. She brings this international outlook to her work both as a filmmaker and as a tutor, infusing sessions with her diverse perspective.

— Mortimer Hay-Brandeis Travel Fellowship
— Sudler Creative and Performing Arts Award (Yale)
— Shutack Award (Yale)