I am an Environmental Studies major with a minor in Environmental Communications. I also worked in the newspaper industry for two years as a journalist. I recently published my first book. I have taught kids from kindergarten to senior year of high school as a substitute teacher, coached an undefeated JV boys soccer team, and have spent years tutoring kids in college and in high school. I use the information I've gathered from my various adventures to keep learning engaging and fun. I believe learning takes work and dedication, but there's no reason not to enjoy the ride.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science - Bachelors, Environmental Studies
Reading, writing, soccer, and hiking
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that everyone has the ability to learn. A teacher simply helps them along the way.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know how the student learns, what they need to learn, and how much they want to learn. From there, we would form a strategy to tackle the coming weeks or months.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
It is important to take short breaks every 15 minutes with fun outside sources.