I am a recent graduate (Cum Laude) from Ball State University with a BA in Theatre Production Directing and two minors in Technical Theatre and Film/Screenwriting. I am currently working on a MA in Secondary Education from Ball State University as well.
The subjects that I am available to tutor are Clarinet, English, Essay Editing, Writing, Pre-Algrebra, and Public Speaking
During three years of undergrad, I was a Teacher's Assistant for a class called Aesthetics 1 for the Department of Theatre and Dance. It is a course that every student has to take in the beginning of their freshman year and the class specializes in script analysis, theatre history, and presenting information in ways that will be understood by groups of people. I spent every semester helping my students when they did not understand the concepts of the material and the dynamic of the class, reviewed their papers and re-writes, judged their final presentations, and assisted in grading assignments with Canvas.
I have spent my summers working with children as both an instructor and a youth director. It was my job to create lesson plans during the day for students in the topics of acting and analyzing a script and technical theatre. I had very little to work with but always made it a priority for the children to be enjoying themselves while we were in session. In order to reach this goal, I had to constantly change the way I went about educating them because it would not make sense to continue one method when it does not work.
Even though my specialties are in reading, writing, and analysis of the written word, I also find math to be a fascinating subject. I have even found it to be close to the topics mentioned above if seen in the best light.
In order to have calm in my life I write plays, complete math problems, listen to music, and bake sweets for my family.
My Teaching Statement: A passionate and driven professional who strives for students to be able to think critically in and out of the classroom. Ready to allow students a safe space to freely express who they are while they are discovering this for themselves.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ball State University - Bachelor in Arts, Directing and Theatrical Production
Graduate Degree: Ball State University - Master of Arts, Education
Writing Plays Listening to Music Analyzing Scripts