I am a graduate of Shippensburg University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education, and of Walden University where I earned my Master of Science in Education with a focus on content-area literacy. Since 2000, I have worked as an English Language Arts educator with middle and high school students, and I have tutored students at both levels in reading, composition, and SAT or ACT preparation. I have also edited and proofread college application essays for international students looking to attend exclusive, private universities in the United States. I focus a great deal on composition, content-area literacy and comprehension, reading fiction and non-fiction literature, creative writing, and preparation for skills demonstration on standardized tests.
We are all born with the capacity to learn, and our most effective learning happens when we positively approach new material through four perspectives: we feel confident about the new learning, we are interested in the new information, we understand the importance of learning the new information, and we feel emotionally ready and excited to learn.I try to establish these four perspectives for my students and clients in any instructional situation. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I enjoy reading, writing poetry and fiction, drawing, and watercolor painting.
Undergraduate Degree: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Maryland Department of Education - Master of Science, Adult Literacy Instructor
Writing poetry and short stories, reading, watercolor painting, drawing