Northeastern University (Graduate Coursework)
My teaching philosophy evolves with every student I encounter. Teaching English Literature at Florida Atlantic University as an adjunct instructor for two years, and as a full-time instructor for eight years, has afforded me a clear understanding of students' learning development. I have always been very aware of how unique we all are. I so enjoy observing students' individual expressions and needs as we cover the course curriculum for every semester. While teaching at FAU, with some experience, I found myself developing richer approaches regarding the completion of a same assignment. For example, one process outlined detailed, step-by-step guidelines for students who responded to specificity with diminished anxiety and increased confidence; alternatively, I invited students who responded best to creativity to work out their own inventive itinerary to the same final goal of the assignment. My aim has always been to raise students' performance to the highest potential, so that they can enjoy a stimulating learning experience while earning a rewarding grade.
As a private tutor, I swiftly asses the student's learning needs and then develop a matching teaching approach that capitalizes on time and resources.
During the course of my career at FAU, I was asked to teach courses in Italian for several semesters, in addition to teaching courses in English Literature. Other classes I am qualified to tutor are:
*How to be a successful playwright
*Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction)
*Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced Italian Language
*Interpretation of Fiction/Poetry/Drama
*RMT My teaching philosophy evolves with every student I encounter. Teaching English Literature at Florida Atlantic University as an adjunct instructor for two years, and as a full-time instructor for eight years, has afforded me a clear understanding of students' learning development. I have always been very aware of how unique we all are. I so enjoy
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I was born and raised in Caserta, Italy. I moved to US to study English Literature and, after graduating, I taught College Writing and Italian classes level I&II at FAU for several years.
While teaching full-time at FAU, I enrolled in graduate courses (2000-06) in Theatre that qualify me to coach students in Acting and Playwriting. I feel such a strong passion for Drama and Storytelling that it inspires students to break down inner barriers and embrace their authenticity and talent.
I was FAU's English Department Adjunct (1998 to 2000) and Instructor (2000 to 2008). I taught College Writing I&II; Interpretation of Drama; Interpretation of Poetry; Interpretation of Fiction and Business Communications.