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I am an experienced High School English, Drama & Speech Instructor. I have 18 years of experience as an English & Theater teacher employed by one of the top 150 High Schools in the US, plus 2 years prior experience teaching Middle School English, ESL & Drama for LAUSD as well as Graduate University teaching experience. TEFL Certified. I hold Master's degrees from top schools, with tons of academic research paper writing & teaching experience!
I taught ESL (Beginner and Intermediate) for LAUSD and private companies. I am TEFL Certified.
Film appreciation, film criticism, basic video production and editing.
I studied Digital Filmmaking and Music Video Production at New York Film Academy (2007-2008). I have taught Film Appreciation since 1999. I produced films that have shown at Cannes Film Festival SFC, NY International Independent Film & Video Festival, and SoDak Animated Film Festival.
I am a third degree black belt in Hakkoryu Jujutsu with 14 years of experience. I also am a first degree black belt in Iaido (sword) with eight years experience.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Drama and I have over 15 years experience in Theater Arts. I have a permanent NY State certification in Theater. I am a former advisor to HS extracurricular drama program with extensive on-stage and technical theater experience. I am also a former advisor of an International Thespian Society Troupe and member of Alpha Psi Omega.
As an English teacher for 20 years, most of my students' assignments were some type of Writing assignment. I also taught research paper writing for 15 of those years, so I'd say that's my specialty. My concentration as an English major was Creative Writing, and I've been a blogger for many years too!
I have over 5 years of experience practicing Hatha Yoga/Vinyasa Yoga. In the last 2 years I have focused exclusively on Hot Yoga/Bikram Yoga practice.
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