I'm a graduate from the college of education at Western Michigan University and worked for six years as an English teacher in public and private high schools and middle schools. I was a graduate teaching assistant at Illinois State University (as I earned an MA in Theatre Studies) and at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (while earning an MFA in Theatre Directing). Last year I taught at East Carolina University.
My tutoring experience includes writing, test prep, learning to read, improving reading comprehension and fluency skills, and ESL. I love meeting new people and finding creative ways to help them learn. A tutoring session with me is student centered, motivating them to have agency over their learning. I ask a lot of questions to guide a student's thinking.
I enjoy tutoring writing because the complex process gives me a window into how the student thinks. As much as I love tutoring writing, I have to say reading is my favorite subject! I'm an avid reader, and I want others to have that enjoyment in their lives as well.
I am a professional theatre director. I love drama on the stage as well as in sports, especially baseball and hockey! My border collie mix keeps me active, and I go to CrossFit.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Michigan University - Bachelor of Education, English
Graduate Degree: Illinois State University - Master of Arts, Theater Arts
CrossFit, baseball, theatre, dogs, running
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing