Hello! First, a little about me: I taught middle & high school English Language Arts for five years at the Dayton Regional STEM School (a public school with gifted as well as IEP students), where I created curricula mostly focusing on writing as well as 'good student skills' like accountability, technology, and self-advocacy. During that time, I was proud to be rated "Accomplished" during my evaluations, which is the highest grade possible. Before moving to Ohio, I ran my own tutoring busin... [more]
I have been a private writing tutor and classroom instructor for over 10 years. I have worked with students as young as 5 years old on writing fluency, going all the way up to adults in the midst of medical school applications -- and I'm happy to do anything in between! I'm comfortable coaching a variety of writing skills, including organization, idea development, style, and mechanics. I have a Masters in English teaching from Northwestern University, as well as experience teaching English and writing skills to English language learners.
I have been a private English tutor and classroom instructor for over 10 years. I have worked with students as young as 5 years old on writing fluency, going all the way up to adults in the midst of medical school applications -- and I'm happy to do anything in between! I also have extensive ESOL experience, both abroad and here in the US. I'm comfortable coaching a variety of English skills, including pronunciation, idea development, reading comprehension, and writing mechanics. I have a Masters in English teaching from Northwestern University, as well as experience teaching English and writing skills to English language learners.
I started performing in community theatre at the age of 10, and joined a small theatre troupe shortly after that. My troupe performed for paying audiences through my entire high school life - ranging from short-form improv gigs to scene nights and evenings of devised theatre. By the end of high school, I was assisting my theatre coach in her summer improv camps, and by college, I was leading my own camps and classes as a part of her theatre school. Since moving to Ohio, I have taught improv to adults and to a growing group of high schoolers in a private after-school club. I also directed the only annual theatre production at my school each year, bringing together a cast of 20-30 students for a One Act play each Spring.
My bachelors degree is in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University (BA 2008). During my time there, I participated in numerous student films during casting, production, and post-production. I also shot, edited, and/or animated several of my own short films during my time there. My senior film project called "The Food Project" was shown in a Florida art festival, and was used as a teaching tool in New York schools. In addition, the summer before my senior year of college (summer of 2007), I was an intern for HBO Films in New York City.
For the 2010-2011 school year, I taught in a private Montessori schools in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, called The Discovery School. I worked in the Pre-Primary classroom as an associate teacher where I taught handwriting using primarily the Handwriting Without Tears methodology, as well as some other techniques borrowing from Montessori practice.