I believe that, given the right equipment, anyone is capable of learning just about anything. I aim to provide my students with tools for developing ideas and organization in order to help them become more confident and comfortable with the writing process.
I have a master's degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Illinois Chicago, and I have taught essay writing and ESL courses for the last five years. I am comfortable with students from all language backgrounds and levels of fluency.
I have learned that identifying a learner's talents is as important as figuring out what issues each person needs to work on.
As with so many things in life, cooperation is necessary for success. I aim to work with my students in ways that enrich us both while keeping our common goals in mind.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - BA, English Language & Literature
University of Illinois at Chicago - MA, TESOL/Applied Linguistics
What is your teaching philosophy?
Curiosity is the engine of education. When we open ourselves up to new ways of looking at the world, we learn at an exponentially advanced rate.