Teaching is not just my profession, it is my passion. As a high school English teacher, 100% of my students, over four years, have been accepted to a four year college. Having taught students of all ages and from varied backgrounds, I am uniquely positioned to work with nearly any student. My teaching style relies on getting to know my students' strengths and weaknesses, in order to target their specific needs. I have extensive experience with English Language Learners, students with IEPs, and gifted students. I have also taught adults in various settings.
In my spare time, I enjoy coaching soccer, hiking with my dogs, and, of course, reading. Fun fact: I have an encyclopedic knowledge of 1990s hip hop.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Temple University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Masters, Education
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ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Reading Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students are capable of learning anything; it is a teacher's duty to discover the best way to reach each unique learner. I believe that meeting students where they are and making lessons relevant to their lives engages students in their education and encourages productive learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In our inaugural session, I will use diagnostic activities to get to know where a student is in his learning and to begin to build an effective relationship. Together, we will use the diagnostic results to set specific and measurable goals.