I am a qualified and compassionate English instructor tutor and I want to share my passion for English, books, and language with others. I have a Juris Doctor and practiced law actively for 10 years. I have a BA in Modern Literature and have been a freelance writer for years. I teach English, Writing, and college level grammar at The University of The West and it is the best job I've ever had. Writing and reading saved me as a shy young girl and am dedicated to continuing my work in the English Arts. As an English instructor, I have spent extensive time preparing lessons, grading homework and exams, and sharing my love of English with my students, foreign and domestic. I am a hard-working and patient person with a positive attitude. I use many tried and true teaching techniques and always tailor my lessons to the student's individual needs. I have high energy, a good sense of humor in stressful moments, and a strong desire to help every student reach that "aha moment" where their learning just clicks.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - Bachelors, Modern Literature
Graduate Degree: Golden Gate University-San Francisco School of Law - Masters, Law
Writing, Reading, Horses, Yoga, Hiking
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and assess the student's needs, including their assignments, their classes, their strengths and areas that need improvement.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I use many tried and true teaching techniques and always tailor my lessons to the student's individual needs. I first assess the student's level of comprehension, then interest in the topic, and then begin evaluating the student's learning style. Most students fall into categories: Visual, Auditory, Combination of both, Tactile, and Reading / Writing. I work with the students in their best style and encourage active engagement during our lessons.