Hello! My name is Christian. I am a publishing poet, copywriter and editor. I have had great success teaching literacy through Americorps (grades K-5), and English as a second/foreign language in The People's Republic of China (high school, college and adult/non-traditional students). I graduated magna cum laude, with a BA in English (with a writing emphasis).
I know how difficult some areas of learning can be. With only a year of Spanish language studies, I traveled to Chile to study Spanish language and culture at a prominent university. Their program emphasized cultural and conversational immersion–which, at its close, made me an empathetic and effective instructor!
I tailor individual learning strategies and curriculums to meet students’ varying literacy challenges. I can develop lesson plans for beginning and moderate, to advanced classes. My hours are flexible so that students will be able to dedicate the necessary time to lessons, when their time allows. That time is valuable. Unexpected stuff happens; that's why I ask for at least four hours notice if you desire to cancel a lesson. No hard feelings!
I love to teach and to travel. I've worked for the YMCA, The Police Athletic League, Habitat for Humanity, and many other wonderful volunteer organizations. I have experience in child development, mentorship, and peer-counseling. I was Communications Officer for my college's honor society (Phi Theta Kappa) and President of the English honor society at my university (Sigma Tau Delta). I have a great deal of experience in public speaking, journalism, art history, and literary publishing. Let's get to work!
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