The only thing I love more than literature, history and politics is teaching others to understand the world around them through history and current events, and helping them fall in love with language and use it in ways that affect positive change in their lives and in our society.
I have taught students from preschool to senior citizens, and I love learning with and teaching people of all ages and backgrounds. I am specifically certified to teach grades 9-12, have my TESOL-certificate and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, communications with a journalism emphasis, and political science.
I currently teach English-As-Second-Language online to children ages 4-15, and privately tutor adults and children in ESL, English language arts, grammar, writing, political science and history. I also teach online social studies and English language arts courses for students ages 6-18 in small classroom settings of three to 10 learners. In addition, I worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and editor where I honed my skills as a writer and also my abilities to coach others in their writing. I also work to develop curriculum for and teach community organizing, people’s history and current events courses.
B. B. King got it right when he said, “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”