I am a Virginia state-licensed English teacher with thirteen years of experience in classroom teaching and online tutoring. I have worked with elementary through college-aged students, at remedial to advanced levels. I have a B.A. in English, Linguistics, and Speech from the University of Mary Washington(2006) and an M.A.Ed. in Secondary English Education from the College of William and Mary(2009). I tutor math and history, but my primary focus is on English Language Arts--the subject about which I am the most passionate. I believe that everyone is entitled to the best education possible, but also that education is not one-size-fits-all. I therefore employ a wide range of instructional methods, understanding that a strategy that works well for one person might not work for someone else. I make it a priority to listen closely to my students in order to find the best tools for them. My goal is not only to help them improve academically, but to help increase their self-confidence as well. Outside of teaching, I enjoy writing my own fiction, baking, and spending time outdoors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Mary Washington - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Master of Arts Teaching, English
My interests and hobbies include reading (sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, and classic literature), writing my own fiction stories, baking, and doing activities outside--especially hiking and kayaking. I also love animals. Right now I have a cat, but I have also had dogs and hamsters as pets!
College Application Essays
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing