I have been a high school English teacher for 2 1/2 years. Education was always a passion of mine and I became a teacher because I believe that the quality of a young person's education is the strongest tool they have to build success and happiness later in life. I love introducing students to a novel and showing them how much they can learn from it.
I have also spent my last three summers tutoring for a company that specializes in building decoding and comprehension skills for struggling students. Working with this company allowed me to teach kids from kindergarten through high school.
Before teaching I worked in advertising sales. I enjoyed the social aspect of this job; basically my success was rooted in how well I was able to communicate my position to my clients and together we put together advertising campaigns that communicated a certain message to their buyers. All my life I have been interested in how we as human beings communicate with each other and understand each other. How we do this has become increasingly complex and I find it rewarding and fun to teach this to young people.
I love all manner of creative pursuits. I began designing jewelry about 4 years ago and I do this as a hobby for myself and friends. Anytime I can find something in my house to sand down and repaint or refinish I take on the project as well. I love learning and expressing myself creatively because it forces me to look at things in a new way and create something that simply wasn't there before.
I also like to build creativity in the classroom (or tutoring session) since creative thinking is the root of good problem solving skills.
I love teaching, I love creating new lessons and the experience of being able to show someone something new about the world is about the most fun and rewarding thing I've ever done with my life.
University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelors, Art History
Roosevelt University - Current Grad Student, Secondary Education, English
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing