I taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
I will bring to my tutoring responsibilities a sensibility shaped by nineteen years of teaching diverse communities of students across the world—mostly in the US, but also in India. My responsibilities in my most recent position have included supervision of teaching internships, help with student placement, oversight of undergraduate grant-funded research, and advising English majors and minors. Nominated by students, I won UNL Parents Association’s “Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students.” As a graduate student at Michigan State University, I won the Excellence in Teaching Award given to only six teaching assistants annually. I was nominated by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures where I taught.
I owe much of my success in effectively teaching across a large arc of English studies to the seriousness with which I take my student evaluations. Over the years I have consistently adapted my classes to meet the needs of the student body by sometimes even revamping whole courses.
For years I have been invested in the philosophy of human potential and how to create optimum conditions for best performance, and will bring that same philosophy to tutoring. One of the main objectives that I will bring to my tutoring responsibilities is creating conditions that will sustain the motivation of my students to bring out their true potential through their performance irrespective of their prior preparation. This is particularly important students will come in with different levels of preparation for the courses that I will tutor. Creating an open environment where the inexperienced student can also express her understanding of the material fearlessly so that the instructor can turn such opportunities into tutoring and learning moments by drawing on her remarks and expanding beyond them fosters a more inclusive environment. This instills confidence in students and enhances confidence and self-directed learning and their overall ability to perform. Such a pedagogy makes it easier for students to handle the intellectual demands of the new kinds of material.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Presidency College - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Michigan State University - PHD, English
Reading, writing, languages, public speaking
High School English
Study Skills and Organization