Emerson College, Boston , MA (Theatre)
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island (Master's)
Boston University (PhD)
Hello potential students! I have taught high school for three years and have been a teaching assistant at Boston University School of Theology for two semesters. In May of 2016, I received my Ph.D. in biblical studies. This is not my only subject, however. I've taught courses in religion (including Bible and general theology), philosophy (chiefly dealing with ethics), government/politics, psychology, and world religions.
I'm also a twice-published author. My co-authored books about Fort Adams have both been published by The History Press and have sold well. While I don't have a degree in English or history, my experience as a professional non-fiction writer can help students who wish to develop their writing composition skills as well as students who want to boost their grades in history courses.
Several years ago, I was a private piano instructor and would be ready to teach music again if requested. I have had a good rapport with my students and several have told me that the classes I teach are their favorite.
I care about each one of my students as individuals and want you to succeed. I will be firm in my expectations in order to help you develop important skills that will be useful to you not only in academics, but in your life in the wider world. I want you to enjoy learning for the sake of learning itself. I won't always hand you all the answers, but guide, encourage, and empower you to think and find the answers yourself. I will meet with you and ask what you wish to work on and what you think your biggest challenges areas are, and we'll focus on those things first. I will proceed at a pace appropriate to your level, progress, and workload; but I will require that you do the work. I'll help you with homework assignments, writing papers, conducting research, and developing good study skills. Occasionally I will give you short exercises to complete for our next meeting. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your learning goals. Hello potential students! I have taught high school for three years and have been a teaching assistant at Boston University School of Theology for two semesters. In May of 2016, I received my Ph.D. in biblical studies. This is not my only subject, however. I've taught courses in religion (including Bible and general theology), philosophy (chiefly
I'm a twice-published author of historical non-fiction. My books were both published by The History Press. My experience as a high school teacher makes me well-suited to help students in their learning process.
I have an MA in Biblical Studies from Providence College and am currently writing a dissertation toward a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Boston University's School of Theology. I have taught this subject at the high school level for the past three years and worked two semesters as a teaching assistant for the introductory New Testament course at Boston University STH. In my classes, I relate Bible passages to current events, politics, and popular culture by exposing students to films, popular music, literary references, popular expressions such as "an eye for an eye," news items, and various presidents' speeches that reference the Bible. Many of my students have said that my Bible/religion classes are their favorite.
In high school, I excelled in French and was a member of the National French Honor Society. I continued my French studies for one semester in college and proved my ability in the language with a 2-week journey to various parts of France upon my graduation from college in 1994. Though this was some time ago, I have kept up my "chops" in my current Ph.D. program, which demands that I be able to translate French texts in my research. I'm confident in tutoring beginning and intermediate level students of French.
I've worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader.
As a bible scholar currently pursuing a Ph.D., I have taken a year and a half of classical Hebrew and must regularly translate Hebrew in order to do my academic work. My greatest achievement in this language was taking a graduate course in the Dead Sea Scrolls, for which I had to translate Hebrew without vowel signs. Since classical Hebrew is essentially the same as modern Hebrew, I feel confident that I could assist students in both.
I studied piano for about a decade and taught privately for 2-3 years before returning to graduate school. During my high school years, I received an A in music theory and earned at least one medal in piano at the Rhode Island Solo & Ensemble Festival. My specialty is classical music.
My BFA in theatre (from Emerson College, Boston, MA) has equipped me with the confidence required for speaking before audiences of all sizes. My 20-year experience as a tour guide in various historic locales, my speaking engagements as a published author, and my teaching career have worked together to build on my ability to speak knowledgeably and confidently on subjects in my fields of expertise. My professional writing experience has also taught me how to create coherent and attention-holding presentations.
In addition to teaching high school for three years, as well as a few college courses, I'm also a twice-published author. My books, "True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams" (2013) and "Fort Adams: A History" (2014, co-authored) were both published by The History Press. I see teaching as a vocation, not just a job; and I love to see my students reach their goals.
In addition to earning an MA in Biblical Studies and currently writing a dissertation toward a Ph.D. in the same subject, I have taught high school religion classes for the past three years. These include Biblical Studies, theology, and world religions. I was also a teaching assistant for the introductory New Testament course at Boston University's School of Theology for two semesters and more recently taught a course at Salve Regina University entitled "Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions."
I am a twice-published author. My books, True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams (2013) and Fort Adams: A History (2014), have both been published by The History Press. I've worked as a high school teacher for the past three years and have also taught college courses as an adjunct instructor. One of my chief goals in any subject I've taught has been to help my students learn to understand different scholars' arguments and to write solid academic papers.
In addition to scoring approximately 780 on my GRE verbal section, I am a twice-published author and am currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation. My books, True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams (2013) and Fort Adams: A History (2014), have both been published by The History Press. My teaching qualifications include working as a high school teacher for the past three years and as a college instructor for two and a half cumulative years. I love teaching and I want my students to succeed in their goals.
In addition to teaching high school for three years, I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader and am a twice-published author. Both of my books were published by The History Press. Sharing my love of the written word with students and teaching them how to write well is one of my passions.