My love for reading as a small child has developed into a life-long passion for language, literature, and education. Learning from educators who are not only well-versed in their subjects, but truly devoted to inspiring enthusiasm for learning in others, is what has led me to pursue tutoring myself. I have gained so much from my experiences teaching English as a foreign language to Italian students in Bologna, Italy and as a voluntary tutor for students from disadvantaged areas in Dublin, Ireland.
What I enjoy most about tutoring is how it enables me to conceive of concepts and texts I'm familiar with in entirely new ways, through the perspectives of my students.
In my spare time, I love to read (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, literary journals – a bit of everything!) and I also write creatively. I love music of all kinds, particularly going to hear live music. I'm also a interested in film, travel, and walking outdoors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Trinity College Dublin - Bachelors, English
Basic Computer Literacy
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is about both teacher and student being will to envisage the possibilities outside of their own perspectives.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first want to chat to the student, get to know what they're interested in, how they like to learn, what they find compelling, and what they find challenging. I would then progress to going through a few tasks, assignments or problems that they would like help with, in order to gain an idea of what areas they are looking for support in and how we might work together to improve those areas.