Teaching was my first love. I knew from freshman year in high school that teaching was the only career for me. My goal was to help people enjoy learning, believe that they could succeed and want to continue to inquire and explore. Nothing is difficult if taken in steps and with support. Since I began my teaching career, my desire has been that my students believe that they can succeed. As a classroom teacher, I was always willing to meet with students outside of class and encouraged them ... [more]
I have taught composition, including writing for Advanced Placement exams. I have also taught American, British and World literature.
American Literature/Comp, British Literature/Comp, World Literature/Comp, Speech/Debate
I have experience teaching English literature for 35 years and love literary analysis.
I served as Assistant Principal of Academics for over 20 years, guiding students in course selections, based on the requirements of the UC system. I also counseled students on college choices based on what would be a good fit for them, academically, morally and socially.
As a former private high school principal, director of academics and teacher of English, I am very familiar with the level of academic achievement needed to qualify for entrance into a private school. I also have taught English for over 25 years and have taught courses in HSPT prep and tutored specifically for the HSPT.