I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and International Studies, including one year of study in Kenya. After graduating, I worked for several years as a systems analyst for a medical software company, and later for a children's hospital. This fall, I began a master's program in Cultural Foundations of Education. I teach ESL as part of my practicum in a local community center, and have also taught English in El Salvador. I am proficient in Spanish, including four months of intensive study at a Spanish language school, and am very familiar with how Spanish is taught in a classroom.
Additionally, I have several months of experience tutoring in classrooms (especially middle school reading), and also have some experience tutoring the US naturalization test. I hope to complete my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification by June.
I am passionate about many subjects, including Spanish, ESL, English, History, and Political Science. I attempt to ground my teaching and tutoring in the daily experiences, motivations, and goals of the student, customizing the materials to meet their needs and learning styles. I believe that education is a two-way street: we can all be teachers, and we can all be learners.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology, International Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Master of Arts, Cultural Foundations of Education
Dance, going to the gym, NFL, writing, and traveling
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History