I enjoy working with students to develop personalized lesson plans, based on their learning style, for acquiring new skills and knowledge. Having taught in a wide variety of contexts, from elementary school children in Peru to adult learners at Universities, I understand the importance of being adaptable and always present and alert to students' needs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grinnell College - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - PHD, English (19th Century U.S. Literature and Culture)
ACT English: 35
ACT Reading: 33
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1410
SAT Verbal: 800
Hiking, Traveling, Playing Mandolin
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?
I believe that, while planning for lessons is essential, it is also important to always listen to students and be present in the moment to figure out what the best exercise or strategy is based on the mood and situation.