I am excited to be completing my MA in English and Educational Technology through Morehead State University later this year. I completed my BA in English (History minor) at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. I earned my AA in Business at Henry Ford Community College. Teaching others how to write and interpret literature is a passion of mine. My goal is to teach composition and creative writing at the undergraduate level. By day, I work at a large health care insurance corporation in the information technology communications department, where I have been accused of being ruthless about grammar and mechanics. I'm frequently sought out by my coworkers to assist with writing and editing. Since I do work in information technology, I'm also asked to train and teach coworkers throughout the company on the various technologies that we use.
I'm a proud mother of three teenagers, and oldest sister to six brothers and sisters. I have been tutoring all of them on one subject or another for as long as I can remember. Many people are astounded by my patience and ability to guide both children and adults through difficult subjects. I believe in guiding a student to the answer so that they are able to understand how they got there, rather than just providing the answer. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, spending time outside, collecting teapots, swimming, knitting, and cooking. I'm also a technology fan, so I'm always interested in the latest gadget.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Michigan-Dearborn - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Morehead State University - Current Grad Student, English, Educational Technology
Reading, music, cooking, spending time outside, knitting
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
High School Business
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
A student should be led to the answer, not given the answer. This way, the student learns how to arrive at the answer on their own the next time.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A first session with a student would include understanding what he or she is working on, and what the struggle is.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Giving a student the tools to discover the answer will help them to become an independent learner.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
A good way to help the student motivated is to discover what their interests are and try to apply it to the lesson.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Taking a few steps back to the basics of a lesson and walking back slowly forward will help to determine where the issue is.