I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Master's degree in Creative Writing with a publishing emphasis. Additionally, my Bachelor's degrees are in English and Spanish. I am a certified English teacher, and have worked extensively in education - 22 years, to be exact - helping middle school, high school, and community college students achieve their academic aspirations. I have taught all English Language Arts subjects at the high school level (literature and composition), and I am also certified to teach ESOL students, and have done so throughout my career. Perhaps my favorite topic to teach is writing, and I am a firm believer that everyone has a writing voice and style to cultivate, even if they tend to struggle in this area. I have taught in public education as well as private education venues, and have tutored one-on-one as well as small groups at the high school and college levels. I have even tutored in Spain! I would describe my teaching and tutoring style as dynamic and engaging. I work to build a strong rapport with students, and I persist in positive reinforcement techniques. I am also an extensively published writer of poetry and prose. Outside of teaching and tutoring, I love to read, listen to all types of music, watch films, travel, do volunteer work, hike, and ride my bicycle! I also love cats.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Texas Lutheran University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
I love to read read read. I also love writing, watching films, traveling, listening to music, doing volunteer work, hiking and biking, cuddling with my cat.
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing