I am an experienced educator with 23 years in the teaching profession. I can diagram sentences, analyze Shakespeare, Woolf, Dickinson, and Thoreau. I can evaluate literary essays, research projects, and college admissions essays. I can lead/encourage a student to become a better writer, reader, thinker, and public speaker. These "talents" are not the most important components of me as an educator, though. I am a lifelong learner. I genuinely and earnestly become excited and animated about the learning process. I enjoy sharing my own passion and thirst for learning and knowledge with my students. I both encourage and challenge them to also become lifelong learners. It's a beautiful cycle to which we, as educators, are fortunate to contribute.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wittenberg University - Bachelors, English/Secondary Education
Graduate Degree: Wright State University-Main Campus - Masters, English Literature
Tennis, Writing, Reading, The New York Mets, Creating Puns
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
When starting to work with a student, I first like to meet the parent(s) and get a feel for their and the student's needs. I then start a simple conversation with the student about interests, strengths, and hobbies. That conversation eases any tension or anxiety and allows for a nice transition right into talking about school and then the lessons at hand.