I wholeheartedly believe that every student can learn any content. This is not a catchphrase. I, for instance, greatly struggled with math as a young adult. Later, when I began to teach, I realized I struggled because I lacked a solid foundation and an environment in which I felt free to make and grow from my mistakes. Among teachers, we talk abstractly about "lowering the affective filter," but this is something we all know through experience: We learn best when we believe we are capable and when we have instructors who encourage us and make learning fun. This is something I pledge to provide to all of my students.
University of Chicago - Bachelors, Comparative Literature
Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Journalism
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History