Enthusiastic and versatile English Teacher passionate in engaging, encouraging, and guiding students through up-to-date curriculum and resources. Three years experience teaching English and writing and 16 years teaching music to students of all ages, I am dedicated to lifelong learning and bring meaningful and effective lessons to students that expedites learning and encourages growth.
Active listening skills
Instructional theories knowledge
Patient and encouraging
Reading comprehension expertise
Well-traveled and versed in many cultures around the world.
Professor of MusicAug 2015 Alma College － Alma, MI
-Taught music as a communication method through one-on-one advising, while creating a curriculum for Writing in Music course.
-Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
-Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
Professor of MusicAug 2015 Albion College － Albion, MI
-Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and communicating with music.
-Led a course to music education students incorporating strategies in teaching music to young students.
-Encouraged critical thinking and research through one-on-one advising.
Graduate Coordinator, Writing Consultant, Outreach CoordinatorAug 2013 to Aug 2016 Michigan State University Writing Center － East Lansing, MI
-Engaged and encouraged ESL students with writing, culture, and conversation in one on one consultations and small group activities. -Utilized new technologies into workshops and consultations to optimize learning and skill-building activities.
-Studied and implemented new approaches in ESL Writing Center theory.
-Met daily with ESL students and community members to work on writing projects, web-development, presentations, dissertations, resumes, creative writing, and professional correspondence.
Education and Training
Doctorate of Musical Arts, Music Performance and Pedagogy2017Michigan State University － East Lansing, MI
Masters of Music, Music Performance and Pedagogy2007Royal Northern College of Music － Manchester, England
Bachelors of Music, Music Performance and Pedagogy2005Florida State University － Tallahassee, FL