Motivating and talented English teacher driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence. Focused on developing a positive rapport with all students through effective communication and culturally-sensitive curricula. Diverse experience in higher education settings, writing instruction, and ESL.
Creative lesson plan development
Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
Exceptional writing skills
Teaching, tutoring and counseling
Experience working with ESL students
Writing TutorAug 2014 to Current University of Arkansas - CLASS+ Writing Support － Fayetteville, AR
Fulfilled the Writing Center's goals of encouraging active learning and adept revision strategies in student clients.
Instructed effectively with students from diverse backgrounds, including ESL and international students, and students in a variety of academic fields.
Enabled students to assess their individual writing strengths and weaknesses and implemented plans for improving and clarifying their writing.
Graduate English Teaching AssistantAug 2013 to Current University of Arkansas － Fayetteville, AR
Proficiently fulfilled the goals of the Rhetoric and Composition Department by introducing students to the concepts of college writing, creating an encouraging and challenging learning environment.
Maintained a teaching load of two undergraduate courses each semester.
Lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
Developed and taught classroom courses in Creative Writing and Literature.
Established course websites to make updated handouts and other resources available to students at all times.
Emphasized the importance of academic honesty with students and instructed them on proper citation of research sources.
Maintained thorough records of student attendance and grades.
Maintained regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Research AssistantDec 2012 to Jul 2013 Florida State University - History Dept. － Tallahassee, FL
Duties included scanning decades of Time and Life magazines on micro-fiche.
Assisted with the accomplishment of the research goals: to discern the level of media exposure of women and other minorities in STEM fields in major U.S. magazines in the early 20th century.
Performed a side-project gathering data on photojournalist Marjorie Collins, using photographed archival footage from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing2017University of Arkansas － Fayetteville, AR, United States
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing2013Florida State University － Tallahassee, FL, United StatesMinor in Education
Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies2009College of Central Florida － Ocala, FL, United States