I'm an English tutor, coach and writer currently working towards earning my teaching license in Secondary English Education. I love working with students, helping them through complicated texts, and teaching helping them discover the joy I feel when reading and writing.
My favorite feeling as a teacher is seeing a student's eyes light up and that amazed look when the subject they're studying finally makes sense. It's as if a light bulb goes off behind their eyes, and the excitement that follows is thrilling. To help my students attain that wide eyed wonder, I work with them slowly, going over each part of the text, making sure they understand the decisions they are making. Reading and writing may not be as regimented and subject to laws as math and science, but there are rules and skills students can use in order to determine author intent, theme and context.
I am a firm believer that the Socratic method is the best way to teach anything. By engaging students in a constant back and forth of questions and answers, I help them determine definitions of complicated words, the most likely answer to a multiple choice question, and the best way to structure arguments and essays.
Ultimately, I love reading, writing, literature and teaching enough to make it my career, and I seek to infuse all my interactions with students with that love and excitement, in the hope that some small amount of it will transfer to my students.
SUNY at Binghamton - BA, English, General Literature and Rhetoric
Georgetown University - MA, Communication, Culture and Technology