I have taught in California for 13 years, at a private elementary and a public high school teacher. I have tutored adults in writing while in graduate school, currently freelance write at home, and hold master's degree in English Literature. Writing and specifically, Advanced Composition/ Rhetoric is my emphasis currently. I also maintain my own blog at keebletalk.blogspot.org. Additionally, I served two years as English Department Chairperson and was instrumental in writing the district--wide pacing guide for grades 9-11.
I teach mostly English Learners and therefore use a great number of scaffolding strategies to get my students where I need them to be. I use dynamic, multi-faceted approach to teaching which produces a great deal student engagement and success within a classroom. I try to use technology purposefully and effectively within the classroom and integrate culturally responsive pedagogical structures as often as I can.
My students love my class and perform at grade level--no matter their skill level when they enter the class. (With of course, the exceptions who have have not made up their minds about learning.
BA, English Literature MA, English CA Single Subject Credential
I live and write in the Bay Area.