Holding three master's degrees in Education, Art History, and Writing and Literature, I have been teaching for over twenty years. As the owner/director of a private elementary school, I wrote curriculum for a humanities based, writing intensive, experiential learning program serving students from K -7. The school offered community, creative thinking, the chance to experiment and question, and the opportunity for students to grow and develop as individuals. As a teacher in the school, my classroom focus was creative writing, English literature, world history, and art history. Students in my classes grew in confidence as learners, writers and researchers. Today they are lawyers, doctors, writers, and life long learners.
I have tutored extensively in English, writing, history, elementary school subjects and test preparation. Many of my students who were unable to work within the structure of a formal classroom have gone on to be successful in college and adult life in careers such as teaching and film making.
As a college professor in several universities (including Harvard Extension School) I have taught Art History, writing and English. I have worked with first-generation college students, traditional college students, and professionals returning to college for the sheer joy of enhancing their lives.
Each student I have worked with over the years has touched my life, as I feel I have touched their lives. A group of my former students decided to have a reunion last year to celebrate the happy years that they spent in my school. Each of them expressed gratitude for how I had impacted their lives.
I believe that all students are learners with the ability to become their best possible selves. I see each student as an individual who has a special learning style that can be understood and developed in order to enhance their true potential.
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