I believe that all students have the passion and capacity to learn. My role as an educator is to support students in recognizing and navigating barriers that are getting in their way. I design lessons around students' interests and let them guide the style and structure of our tutoring session in order to best meet their personal and academic goals.
I am a certified K-12 English teacher with a passion for American Literature and poetry. I've worked in the U.S. and abroad, in public and private schools, with hundreds of students with diverse interests and strengths to improve their reading and writing skills.
SUMMARY: A dedicated educator who partners with and advocates for students. Consistently strives to create a challenging, collaborative, and flexible learning environments in response to students’ diverse developmental and learning needs
• Strength-based approach that honors students’ diverse ways of learning
• Creative and interdisciplinary lesson planning and curriculum development
• Strong communication skills
• Flexible and responsive colleague
• Committed to professional growth
Bread Loaf School of English (Ripton, VT)
M.A. English, expected August 2020
Marlboro College Graduate School (Brattleboro, VT)
M.A. Teaching for Social Justice, June 2015
Smith College (Northampton, MA)
B.A. 2009, magna cum laude, a double major in Afro-American Studies and the Study of Women and Gender; GPA: 3.86
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, First Group Scholar on Dean's List, Mary Maples Dunn Scholarship (awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential for leadership at Smith), 2008 Quigley Research Fellow in the Study of Women and Gender
SIT Mali: Gender Health and Development (Bamako, Mali)
Fall 2008, completed independent project studying comparing functional literacy programs initiated by small women’s cooperatives in rural areas surrounding Bamako
CERTIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Certifications: Oregon Teaching License: English Language Arts (PK-12); Ken Macrorie Writing Center Peer Tutor Certificate
Open School East (Portland, OR) August 2018-Present
Humanities Teacher Advocate
Designed lessons to align with Common Core State Standards and school mission and goals; scaffolded lessons to support students behind or approaching grade level; facilitated job skills curriculum for high school students; participated in ongoing professional development in culturally responsive education and proficiency-based learning
The White Mountain School (Bethlehem, NH) July 2015-June 2017
English Faculty; Head of English Department; Advisor
Designed and instructed multiple courses in the English Department, including creating syllabi and support materials for college-level AP courses; provided comprehensive and timely feedback to students; maintained evaluation and grading records; designed scope and sequence to align with broader school outcomes and goals; supported students learning outside of class time; offered academic counseling that supported students in aligning coursework with long term goals
Leland and Gray Union High School (Townshend, VT) Aug 2014-Dec 2014
Student Teacher; Costume Designer
Designed, implemented, and taught literature-based curriculum for multiple sections of English 12, including AP Language and Literature; supported composition instruction; edited and graded multiple drafts of students' writing; provided comprehensive and timely feedback; met with students regularly outside of classroom hours to discuss writing; built strong relationships with students disconnected from their education and in danger of dropping out; designed and created costumes for school’s production of The Wizard of Oz
Ministry of National Education (Bordeaux, France) Oct 2010-May 2011
Taught ESL coursework to students ages 16-22; developed culturally relevant and engaging lesson plans for students of varying fluency, catering to a variety of learning styles, and focusing on practical application of knowledge; engaged students in critical cross-cultural discussion, specifically highlighting issues of media literacy and tensions around immigration in the U.S. and France; co-led educational field trips of groups of 25-50 students
High Mountain Institute (Leadville, CO) Jan 2010-May 2010
English Apprentice and Trip Leader
Teacher, wilderness leader, and mentor for students in a semester-long academic, residential, and wilderness program emphasizing personal leadership, community values, and communication skills; taught and developed place-based English curriculum; led backcountry wilderness trips in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, facilitating experiential learning curriculum; implemented residential life as a cabin head and advisor for 12 female-identified youth; responsible for building community and mediating conflict
RELEVANT YOUTH ADVOCACY & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
Young Urban Authors (Seattle, WA) Sep 2013-Nov 2013
Mentored and coached youth in the writing of original books for publication; developed and facilitated curriculum that empowered youth to grow and hone their writing voice and style; assisted authors in proofreading and editing manuscripts; established and maintained community partnerships, ensuring the success of a low-budget program
Powerful Voices (Seattle, WA) Mar 2014-May 2014
Contract Curriculum Developer
Created curriculum handbook to support young women to better recognize exploitative and unhealthy relationships designed for groups of 10-15 female-identified youth; collaborated with Powerful Voices staff to develop agenda for training external partners in curriculum modules and facilitate training; developed observation tool for use by Powerful Voices to evaluate if curriculum is being delivered with fidelity
Powerful Voices (Seattle, WA) Sep 2011-Aug 2013
Program Coordinator; Co-Facilitator
Facilitated 21st century skills leadership program for female-identified youth in Seattle Public Schools; developed and implemented curriculum focusing on the intersections of race, class, gender through the exploration of identity, personal values, community-building, personal and community activism; revised program assessment system to more accurately assess program quality and outcomes; worked with students one-on-one to reflect on personal goals, strengths, and growing edges
academic english lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest reading lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, literature lessons for all!
Taking creative writing lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||$25||$20|