I have a Bachelor's in English and recently earned my Master's in Literature. I'm an adjunct English faculty member with College of the Sequoias and SCCCD. I write creatively as well as professionally, which means I value authorial tone and each student's unique way of writing. I am a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, and I am a member of the International Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. My short stories and other works have been published in literary magazin... [more]
My Bachelor's in English and Master's in Literature ensure that I have a mastery in the English language. I've been specifically trained in English grammar several times over the years and can certainly help you understand how to break down sentences and understand them.
I will soon be getting a Master's in Literature. Over the summer I will be teaching for the Institute of Reading Development, in ages ranging from pre-K to college/adult. These courses will focus on reading comprehension, absorption, and speed. Ultimately, reading instruction is about helping students find meaning and enjoyment through books.
My stories and essays have been published in literary magazines, and accepted to symposiums and conferences. Writing is like breathing for me.
I received my Master's in English Literature and graduated with distinction. Now I teach English as an adjunct faculty at several community colleges. I specialize in helping others find relevance and meaning in literature, whether it's a modern text or a classic. I've creatively researched and retold several classic works of literature as senior/post-grad projects, and all received top marks from my professors. I also teach reading comprehension to all ages through the Institute of Reading Development over summers. If there is anyone who can help you with understanding and engaging with literature, it's me.
I have been involved in theatre since I was around five-years-old. I studied theatre both in community and school for fifteen years, and I also studied both dance and singing privately and in community for for fifteen years. My first year of college was at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where I was taught by the best in the field, those who have been on film, on television, and on Broadway. I have served in virtually all roles in the theatre business, from performing to technical support. Also, we were trained in theatre history as well at AMDA.
I studied Ancient Greek for two semesters in graduate school. I passed both classes with an A, and I helped fellow students in my classes improve their grades on their quizzes throughout the semesters. In addition to this, I study many classic texts which are Greek in origin, and spend much time translating and comparing translations of such texts. For my methods, I have many studying strategies and charts which will help students keep track of Greek grammar, as well as select passages which will help students in their comprehension of how the grammar functions in real texts.