I'm an actor currently living in New York City. I grew up in Atlanta, GA. And I graduated from Muhlenberg College in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Theatre as well as English. I'm extremely passionate about and proficient in writing, reading, literature, and grammar. I also have a lot of experience working with kids through children's theatre as well as babysitting and teaching and directing at a kid's musical theatre camp. I look forward to working with you and your kids!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Muhlenberg College - Bachelors, English and Theatre (acting concentration)
Yoga, being outdoors, hiking, traveling, reading
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
What is your teaching philosophy?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with needing a little extra help. Students learn in many different ways, and sometimes all of those needs cannot be met in a typical classroom setting. I think it is important to work with a child in the way that they will learn best and gain the most. In terms of English, literature, writing, and grammar, I think that discussion and interactive learning can often be most helpful.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I start by getting to know the child just the slightest bit. Obviously, I don't want to waste precious time, but I want the student to be comfortable with me. Then, we'll start working on whatever the child is struggling with and needs the most help with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
We will work on skills that they can reproduce on their own without me the next time they are struggling. I am all about having a mental toolbox to refer to. If things are hard to remember, we can always make a check list of tactics to go about what the child is working on.