Appalachian State University (Theatre Performance)
The Actors Studio Drama School (Other)
I learned at a young age that in order to engage a student in the subject they are learning you must find the angle that works best for them. As the daughter of a teacher, a magna cum laude double major and an artist I find it very important to not only give a child the tools they need to succeed in their subject area, but to also make sure they are finding some enjoyment in learning.
My background is in theatre arts and I have spent several years teaching children, age 4 - 18, at various camps in the North Raleigh Area. I recently moved back to the area after receiving my M.F.A. in Acting in New York City. I find that my degree is useful in learning to speak in front of classes in an eloquent manner, learning unique problem-solving skills and exercising the creative mind.
I also am a nanny/tutor five days a week to four children in the area. During the time with them I tutor them in reading comprehension, high school subjects, music, elementary math and science.
I am constantly looking for different ways to make sure a student understands the process behind the problems they are solving as well as alternative strategies for doing their work. I emphasize that checking your work is a necessity and try to make learning as fun as possible.
Being an avid reader myself I understand the importance of not only speed and accuracy in reading but in overall reading comprehension. I know that each child will approach reading at a different speed/accuracy and strive to find ways to improve that accuracy while fostering a love for the written language.
I love to come up with unique ways to help students learn, and retain, the knowledge that they require to expand their vocabulary. I often find that coming up with little games helps those I tutor to study.
I was a percussionist for 7 years and have been a singer for the majority of my life. I have extensive training in linklater voice technique as well as a good comprehension of basic music theory.
I have a M.F.A. in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC and years of experience as a theatre/dance teacher in the area. I recognize that theatre is an important way for people to express themselves and believe that all those who learn the art(s) of theatre are, at their very core, storytellers.
Please reach out if you have any questions regarding my teaching style or if you wish to devise a learning plan for your student. I learned at a young age that in order to engage a student in the subject they are learning you must find the angle that works best for them. As the daughter of a teacher, a magna cum laude double major and an artist I find it very important to not only give a child the tools they need to succeed in their subject area, but to also make sure they
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I have a B.A in Theatre Performance and a B.A. in Dance from Appalachian State University. I have an M.F.A in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. I have 4 years' teaching experience in camps at a local theatre with ages 4-18.