I am an enthusiastic, driven, and dedicated teacher. I pride myself on creating dynamic lesson plans that foster student-centered learning environments. Literacy is my passion. I began tutoring in college when I was hired to create a REGENTS test prep class by a local charter high school. I was immediately hired as a substitute teacher and worked with the AIS English Language Arts classes until I graduated and was hired full time. I taught 9th grade ELA and 10th grade Honors ELA for a year before moving to another school and teaching English as a second language. I taught ESL and job skills for over 2 years until the school was absorbed into the public system and closed. Now I enjoy tutoring in my free time as I pursue owning my own business.
I am also a passionate naturalist who studies ornithology, mycology, herpetology, entomology, and general ecology. I work with many local nature organizations including the Buffalo Audubon, Tifft Nature Preserve, and the Buffalo Ornithological Society leading guided hikes and classes for both children and adults. I have also been a leader at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage for the last 6 years and counting. I teach everything from wild bird identification to general wildlife ecology. I am an active scientific data compiler and field technician for the Hawk Migration Association of North America, and also work with Hawkwatch International. I enjoy using my experiences in the world of natural sciences to engage students in the academic environment.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY College at Buffalo - Bachelor of Science, English
I am an active ornithologist, naturalist, and ecologist. I work with many local nature organizations including the Buffalo Audubon, Tifft Nature Preserve, and the Buffalo Ornithological Society leading guided hikes and classes for both children and adults. I teach everything from wild bird identification to general wildlife ecology.
ACCUPLACER Language Use
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing