I am an English teacher and I have a Masters degree from DePaul University in Chicago in Education - a qualification to teach high school as well as middle school English subjects. I also have two Bachelors degrees - one in English and one in Philosophy, with a minor in Art History. I love to travel and to learn new things, and I love helping my students learn and understand. I love chess and art and just learning something fun and exciting. Many people have told me that I'm very patient in when explaining something and that I know how to teach really well. I think I just understand what I'd want as a student and what kind of teachers have helped me learn best. I've traveled a lot and have lived and worked in China for a few years teaching English to students of all ages, levels of ability, and from one on one to groups as big as 50 students in a class. I myself am originally from Lithuania, but have lived in US for about 17 years now, so I totally know and understand what it means to learn a language, such as English, since I had to do it myself! :) What I enjoy teaching the most is just anything English related, from books and stories, to writing essays, creative writing, editing, etc. In fact, when I took a creative writing class in college, my professor (a Harvard graduate himself), told me that my editing was 500 times better than the stuff I was editing! Probably the best compliment I ever received. At any rate, I hope I get to chat with you and help you out during one of my lessons.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Bachelor of Education, English
Graduate Degree: DePaul University - Masters in Education, Education
I like to read books of all kinds, watch movies (except horror), and listen to great music (though not a fan of country or hard metal). My favorite novel is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I love to travel, explore new places, and I love to play chess :). I also love to hang out with my son.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing