EducationUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ, Santa Cruz, CA, 2010 -- Present
Candidate for a PhD in Literature (Spanish, German, and English language poetics)
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA, 2006 – 2009
M.A. in English, December, 2008
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, May, 2009
OBERLIN COLLEGE, Oberlin, OH, 1999 – 2001
B.A. in Creative Writing, May, 2001
ExperienceI worked for 2 years as an ESL tutor at the SY Academy in Alameda, CA, helping visiting Korean grade school students improve their English skills (reading, writing, and speaking). I also assisted them with all academic subjects -- math, history, science, etc.
I worked as a writing tutor at the San Francisco State University Disability Program and Resource Center, supporting college students with academic challenges, and I worked as a writing tutor at the Oberlin College tutoring center as well.
I have taught English as a Second Language at the American Academy of English in San Francisco and have worked as a special education instructor at Spectrum Center School in Oakland, California.
I currently teach Introduction to Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz, where I am also a doctoral candidate in the Literature Department.
I want to work as a tutor again because I know from experience what tremendous progress students can make with one-on-one support. I have committed myself to a career in education because I believe young people -- given the resources and support -- have the capacity to exceed their own expectations and discover new strengths they will carry with them the rest of their lives.
Relevant Classes -- Writing 203: Teaching Writing (UC Santa Cruz, Spring, 2012); Pedagogy of Literature (UC Santa Cruz, Fall, 2010)
Test Scores: SAT (1200); Passed the CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test)
HobbiesI love to hike and camp (Death Valley, Trinity Alps, Yosemite, Zion, and Big Basin are a few of my favorites). I also enjoy strumming the guitar and attempting to sing. I'm working on a novel and various poems at the moment. I'm always reading, and I love to cook.
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