As a certified high school teacher, I have taught English Language Arts at an internationally renowned school of excellence for seven years, to over a thousand students! I hold a Bachelor of Education with an English major from the University of Alberta, in Canada. As a student, I was published and received various scholarships and academic distinctions--in part because of my love for the subject. I strive to inspire this love of ELA in my students—whether or not it's your strong suit.
I believe that anyone can come to appreciate these arts, and get better at them, too. The strategies come first, then understanding, then improvement and appreciation. One such strategy is called scaffolding: we'll work through the text together, and I'll explain what I'm seeing as we go along. Then we do it again, with a different text, and you explain what you're starting to notice. We can apply this approach to stories, poetry, Shakespeare, reading comprehension exams, or even your own writing: this particular kind of analysis is incredibly useful as an editing tool for essays or fiction.
Teaching has been my dream since the age of five, and I already mentioned I love reading and writing (mostly fiction), but I also work out frequently, listen to music, dance, and craft. If it has paper or paint, I’m into it!
University of Alberta - BEd (Canadian BA with Education Major), English