As a graduate from UC Irvine???s Literary Journalism program, I have always been enthusiastic about sharing the most effective ways to write, read and communicate to the best of one???s ability.
Enjoying and succeeding in a literature class does not require having the ???right answers.??? Instead, I feel that it???s about having the tools needed to interpret the meaning behind novels, short stories, poetry, and other types of works. It???s also about using those tools to draw one???s own conclusions.
In addition to having the right tools, I also believe that confidence is important to build in the classroom as well.
During my junior and senior year of high school, I took International Baccalaureate classes in English. I sometimes struggled with writing essays and speaking up during class discussions. It was only until I sought a bit of extra help after school from my teachers and even classmates that I began to improve, which is why I see the value in spending personal time with students to help them reach their individual goals.
I continued to challenge myself in English and literature-related classes in college. I took courses in writing, poetry, plays, and even journalism and film.
I graduated from UC Irvine in 2014 having made the Dean???s Honor List.
In addition to my passion for reading and writing, I also enjoy playing music, doing arts and crafts projects, and going to yoga.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Bachelors, Literary Journalism
ACT Composite: 22
ACT English: 20
ACT Math: 24
ACT Reading: 21
ACT Science: 21
SAT Math: 560
SAT Verbal: 540
SAT Writing: 450
Playing music, hiking, going to yoga, reading, working on arts and crafts projects, watching films, and spending time with family and friends