I am a highly-motivated teacher dedicated to continuing my own learning and sharing that process with my students. I believe teachers gain as much from their students as they give to them, and I invite all my students to think critically and creatively through their subject matter as co-seekers with me of knowledge and inspiration. My primary area of aptitude is in English (literature, reading, vocabulary, and writing), in which I have a Masters degree from Marquette University, where I was also awarded the 2012 John D. McCabe Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In addition, I have two years of graduate-level study in theology; experience in both Greek and Latin reading and writing; a Bachelors degree in Philosophy; and am widely read in the humanities and history. My experience in logic and grammar position me as a very capable test-prep tutor, while the diversity of my educational background otherwise enables me to engage students in a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to their learning. I believe students retain and master knowledge better to the degree that they are able to draw connections between different fields of learning as this aids with recall ability as well as with analytic and synthetic judgment skills such as are required on college preparatory exams like the SAT.
Most of all I would like to say about myself that I highly enjoy teaching and take pleasure in witnessing the pride and self-satisfaction my students experience through their successes. I hope more students through WyzAnt will give me the opportunity to share in their accomplishments.
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