The University of Mississippi (English)
My name is Hope and I am a lover of words. In college, I studied psychology and philosophy but those majors did not excite me or help me figure out what I wanted to do in life. So after a lot of soul-searching, I decided to change my major, one last time, to English. After researching the different types of careers that were possible with a degree in English Language Arts, I knew that I had made the right choice. It was then that I decided to pursue a law degree. After graduating from Ole Miss, I received an internship to work for a prestigious law firm in New Orleans known as the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO). I loved everything about my experience there. From the city to the people, not to mention the people I had the privilege of working with and becoming great friends with during my time there. After my internship ended, I moved back home to Hattiesburg. I got a job in retail to start saving up for law school and I started studying for the law school admission test (LSAT) right away.
During this time, I heard of a Teacher Assistant position available at an elementary school in Petal. I had never had the desire to teach because I hail from a family of educators and it just wasn't anything that I thought would be for me. I thought I'd give it a try only because the job paid better and that would speed up my law school process. Little did I know that those 3rd and 4th graders would steal my heart and put my law school plans to a complete halt. It gives me joy to put a smile on a child's face because they've learned something that they believed they couldn't learn or did not find interesting prior to learning about it. I'm currently finishing up my second year at Petal Elementary School and I love my job to say the least. I am also hoping to enroll in William Carey this fall to start my Teacher Certification as well as earn my Masters in Education!
I enjoy vocabulary and grammar. I believe a strong reader and writer is vital in any aspect of learning.
I work with 3rd and 4th graders everyday in my daily job and my mom has been a preschool teacher for over 20 years, so young kids and I usually get along great! I also like to believe that I have an advantage because I'm rather young also, so the old fashion way of teaching where the teacher knows everything and is always right is dull in my opinion. I can relate to young kids and breakdown material in a way that is easier for them to grasp.
So if you're in need of an out-going, yet serious about English/Language Arts tutor, feel free to contact me! My name is Hope and I am a lover of words. In college, I studied psychology and philosophy but those majors did not excite me or help me figure out what I wanted to do in life. So after a lot of soul-searching, I decided
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