Holding three master's degrees in Education, Art History
, and Writing
, 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
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.