I was educated in the field of teaching education beginning with my undergraduate at Westfield State University in Visual Art Education in 2004. In 2013 I enrolled in the TESL Masters program at Salem State University, and graduated from that program in 2016, with a focus on urban and inner city language. I have also almost completed an additional Masters Degree in Special Education from Cambridge College.
My experience with students stems from 15 years teaching Special Education in the Lynn Public Schools, as well as the last 4 years as an adjunct professor at North Shore Community College teaching ESL to adults and English Composition 101. I have also mentored with RAW Arts Project LAUNCH where I was paired up with a High School Senior and helped them with the college process. From essay writing, applications, financial aide and more.
The subject that I specialize in is teaching ESL to students of all ages involving all aspects: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, as well as grammar and syntax, essay composition and more.
My favorite subject that I like to tutor is writing. I love to read a students work and in the process you can learn so much from your student.
My teaching philosophy is that all students have the ability to learn, it just takes patience and understanding of your students as individual learners, finding strengths and weaknesses, and getting to know your student on a personal level.
My interests outside of teaching are that I am an avid SCUBA diver, as well as an accomplished musician. I play most instruments fairly well and have been playing in bands for over 20 years. I also LOVE to go to the beach to kayak, snorkel, and swim, as well as hanging out with my dog Pearl.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Westfield State University - Bachelor in Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, General
Graduate Degree: Salem State University - Master of Arts Teaching, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
Music SCUBA Diving, going to the beach and hanging with my dog.