I am a caring, passionate, and innnovative English language arts and writing teacher who is ready to help children with any and all of their verbal, reading, grammar, or writing needs. I am a graduate of Providence College, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English, taking many pre- and post-1800 English courses, including Victorian (19th c.) literature, Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances, and a survey course on Geoffrey Chaucer and his contemporaries. I also took many elective courses in creative writing and theatre outside of my major requirements, such as: Theatre Appreciation, Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Short Story Fiction, and Prose Poetry. I recently graduated from Stony Brook University with my Master of Arts in Teaching English. At Stony Brook, I took graduate English courses such as 20th Century American Poetry and 20th Century American Fiction, while also completing teaching courses required for certification (Special Education, Human Development, Methods of Teaching English I and II, and Foundations of Education). I am now certified by New York State to teach grades 5 through 12, though I have also worked with younger age groups as a substitute English teacher at Riverhead Charter School (Calverton, N.Y.) and St. Edward the Confessor (Syosset, N.Y.). Currently, I am employed as a fifth grade English/Math co-teacher at Riverhead Charter School, where I differentiate instruction for many students with disabilities while meeting the learning standards of Common Core for all of my students. However, I am not one to sit still and in my free time I would love to help other students improve their ELA skills and also learn to love writing and reading for its own sake. I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in my tutoring help!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Providence College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Master of Arts Teaching, Teaching English, Secondary Ed.
SAT Composite: 2100
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 770
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