I enjoy helping students find success in the classroom. With 21 years experience teaching High School English and 15 years experience teaching College Writing, I can help you learn how to develop your essays and truly grow as a writer.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kentucky - Bachelors, Secondary English Education
Graduate Degree: Eastern Kentucky University - Masters, English
I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, watching movies, and playing video games. I am also an avid reader (English major) still exploring the major classics of literature.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students can learn; they just need someone who will truly teach them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First, we must understand the expectations of the assignment. After that, we will begin planning, looking at other examples, practicing, and revising. Writing is a process, and it must be treated as such.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The key is to truly teach a student how to do something. The problem is that many teachers don't really teach...they just expect. If you give a student the right tools and teach them how to use them, they will grow and develop into an independent learner.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I motivate my students by being active and involved in their success. I help them set goals and then reach those goals!