Hello! I am an English
student and teacher, enjoying both worlds for the time being. I have a bachelors degree in English literature
from St. Joseph's College, a masters degree in English literature from St. John's University, and am currently working on my doctorate. I also work as a teacher for the Institute of Reading
Development and have had the opportunity to teach in over 13 states! As well as working as a teacher, I have had years of experience tutoring students in areas of English such as reading, writing
, and grammar
. I have tutored elementary and intermediate French
students during high school and college as well.
I am passionate about reading and an enthusiastic motivator! Since 2010 I have worked for a reading company teaching hundreds of students of all ages (pre-k to adult courses) to achieve fluency in reading and writing English, improving my students' reading speed and comprehension skills. My personal policy for working with children and teens is to work with them warmly, but also directly to really address problem areas. I want to set students up with study skills
and help build motivation and enthusiasm so learning can be an enjoyable experience in a relaxed atmosphere instead of an anxious battle!
Throughout graduate school I've tutored many students in genres of literature including American, Medieval, Biblical and Renaissance although my specialty is Victorian. I have worked with students on their grammar and general writing help when putting together papers and doing research. I am passionate about literature and am very well read. I am able to help young students just learning to read, to older students who need focus and motivation while reading and writing about the classics