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Erin

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As an English and history major, I have four years of undergraduate coursework in English literature and composition, as well as a Master of Letters degree from the University of Aberdeen in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Literature. My past studies have included a wide variety of literary cultures and time periods, such as medieval, Victorian, and modern European authors; multicultural voices in American literature; the Japanese Noh theatre; early Irish hagiography; and the works of several Classical authors. As such, I have an appreciation for world literature and am practiced in critical approaches to written texts.

Over the course of my academic career, I have had the opportunity to study several languages, which has helped me develop a firm understanding of grammatical structures and compositional techniques. I have experience with academic writing and am able to work with students to produce high-caliber research papers.

Additionally, I have over four years of experience as a teacher and tutor for students of all ages, from primary school to adult learners. As a Peace Corps volunteer, I taught English as a foreign language to Ukrainian students in grades two through seven. I have also tutored students in primary school and high school in introductory Latin and led a tutorial for college students in introductory Attic Greek.

I taught extra-curricular remedial courses in composition and reading comprehension for grades six through eight and was responsible for submitting weekly progress reports to parents and teachers. I have also tutored adult learners who were studying for their Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or learning English as a second language.

Erin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St. Mary's College of Maryland - Bachelors, English and History

Graduate Degree: University of Aberdeen - Masters, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies

Hobbies

In my free time, I enjoy reading, eating, hiking, traveling, Netflix, swimming, and spending time with friends. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and almost anything else in the fantasy genre. I like Sherlock (both the Conan Doyle and BBC/Cumberbatch versions) and funny t.v. shows like Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and The Mindy Project.

Tutoring Subjects

AP Latin

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Foreign Language

High School English

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

Literature

Reading

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a student of medieval Irish history, I am in a constant state of learning a new language. I am sympathetic to the struggles of beginning and intermediate students, and I am able to explain linguistic, grammatical, and compositional concepts to students of every learning style. For example, I understand that tactile learners require a much different approach to literature than a visual learner. I have learned techniques to make these concepts accessible to all students.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During my first tutoring session with a student, I would assess their current skill levels, the goals they hope to achieve from tutoring, and their preferred learning style.