As an academic tutor, my most valuable asset is my nine years of diverse teaching experience in secondary English (Grades 7-12). Thus far in my teaching career, I have taught in public schools, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in South Korea, and a private college preparatory school. Each chapter of my exciting career in education has given me substantial experience using a diverse array of curriculum frameworks, writing instruction methodologies, test prep instruction, and pedagogical practices to help students grow as writers, readers, and communicators. My areas of expertise include, but are certainly not limited to, the Pennsylvania State Standards System and the Common Core, the IB Diploma Program and Middle Years Program, Advanced Placement test preparation (especially in English Language and Composition but also in Literature and Composition), the 6 + 1 Traits Writing instruction model, and instruction in journalistic writing and media literacy. As a high school English teacher, I revel in making complex literary texts or the struggle of the writing process accessible and even enjoyable for students, and I excel in individualizing instruction to specifically meet the unique needs of the students with whom I work. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy hip hop dance aerobics, hiking, learning about East Asian culture, and traveling whenever I can. My education and teaching career have opened a world of opportunity to me, and I am a firm believer in the power of education to create opportunity and open the world for any individual who will invest the time and effort necessary to pursue education and understanding. I look forward to helping you find academic success!
My education and teaching credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in English from Liberty University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University, and a permanent Pennsylvania teaching certification for English, Grades 7-12 from the PA Department of Education.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Liberty University - Bachelor in Arts, English with teacher licensure
Graduate Degree: National University - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
travel for service and pleasure, dance aerobics, hiking, exploring new cities, journalism and media studies