I hold a B.F.A. from CalArts, and an M.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s College and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am a Pushcart Prize-Nominated (2012) writer and a teaching artist.
My Teaching Experience
I’ve taught K-12 and College for over 10 years. I lead workshops, classes and private tutorials at several Los Angeles colleges and arts schools and other scholastic agencies. As an experienced educator at the elementary, high school and college level, and as an Autism Spectrum Behaviorist, I work with students of all ages. My students’ grades have improved by 40-50% with weekly tutoring.
My Teaching Style
I believe that a dedicated learner has the potential to advance academically if given focused, nurturing, skilled attention and time on their behalf. Making sure that students understand the material thoroughly and are fluent in their subjects is my specialty. I bring my students a feast of working examples from which to draw relationships, conferences, and comparisons within the curriculum, bringing the material to life so that they are able to grasp the subjects in an integrated and holistic way. The tutoring is not robotic or by rote, though we drill the achievement standards constantly. The tutorials are passionately rendered to allow for future growth and a lifetime love of learning.
The California Institute of the Arts
B.F.A. (Interdisciplinary Degree Fine Arts)
Mount Saint Mary’s College
M.A. in Humanities
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Ph.D. in Philosophy