I'm an experienced, collaborative, and passionate educator with nearly twenty years of classroom experience. I am well-known amongst students and colleagues for my engaging storytelling and talent for bringing history alive. My passion and capability to foster a love of learning were recognized in 2016 by the Future Educators of America club at George Mason High School, who nominated me for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award. My nomination letters of support spoke of my creativity, dedication, and rapport with my students, as well as my ability to differentiate lessons for multiple learning styles, IEPs, and gifted/talented abilities. I meet students where they are at and celebrate their successes.
I have taught most of the history courses offered to students in grades 7-12, however, my expertise lies in US History and Modern World History. I spent the last four years teaching dual enrollment United States History, which is the equivalent of the introductory US history courses found on most college campuses, and my students received both high school and college credits. Additionally, I have taught standard-level courses for more than a decade, often chosen by my former principals to work with the students who presented the most challenges both behaviorally and academically.
I have held many unique positions that have enriched my teaching/tutoring. From 2007-2008, I spent seven months teaching in France and traveling Europe, taking pictures and noting anecdotes to augment the history curriculum and enhance my story-telling. Upon my move to Washington DC, I volunteered at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and worked as a DC tour guide. I look forward to working with your student!