My experience consists of over ten years teaching composition, literature, and drama courses to middle school, high school, and college students. I am a graduate of Hofstra University and received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in English/ Language Arts. Over the course of my career I have been certified in the states of New York, Connecticut, and Washington. While my knowledge, experience, and passions are vast, my areas of expertise are composition/ essay skills, literature/ reading comprehension, persuasive techniques in argumentation, grammar skills, and vocabulary acquisition. I have been told that I do a great job maintaining standards in spite of deficiencies in student skill level and have proven success in bringing students up to those standards and beyond. A good sense of humor and a creative personality develop a positive rapport and learning environment. I also have an extensive background as an actor and enjoy hiking, bird-watching, traveling, classic rock and roll, and can play a few simple songs on the guitar.
Testimony from students:
Good at explaining, very enthusiastic, understanding, helpful, well-rounded, concise, specific in explanations, enjoyed having her, would choose her as a professor again, will recommend to others, ...the best English instructor ever!
Testimony from supervisors:
...a dedicated and energetic professional.
Her dynamic personality captivates students attention and motivates students to participate and engage in their learning.
I can attest to her thorough preparation and organization, as well as to the student-centered nature of her classroom activities.
...able to draw from many different sources to ensure the students success...
Undergraduate Degree: Hofstra University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Hofstra University - Master of Science, Secondary Education
Actor: theater/musical experience. Loves history and the natural world/environment.
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing