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EducationSt. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s City, Maryland), Aug. 2001 - May 2005, Bachelor of Arts, English and History, magna cum laude, GPA 3.8.
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon), Sept. 2010 - June 2013,
Post Baccalaureate Program, Classics Department, GPA 4.0.
University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Scotland), Master of Letters, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies.
ExperienceI studied English, history, and Classics (ancient Latin and Greek language and culture) as an undergraduate and am currently working on my masters degree in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies. I have taught/tutored English as a Second/Foreign Language for several years. I taught English in western Ukraine for 2 years and have been tutoring high school students in English, reading comprehension, and writing for the past 5 years.
Tutor - Introduction to Ancient Greek: Conducted weekly in-class tutorial sessions for introductory-level students of ancient Greek.
Site Coordinator and Tutor - A+ Advantage Point Learning: Administered daily tutoring sessions for seven middle school students in reading and math; scheduled, supervised, and verified payment for the tutors working at the school; maintained regular communication with parents concerning students’ behavior and progress.
Teacher of English as a Second/Foreign Language - Peace Corps: Designed English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) curricula for students in grades two through seven; integrated techniques such as total physical response and the communicative method in classroom activities, including the use of poems, puzzles, games, stories, and dialogues, to supplement or replace textbooks.
Coursework and Other Qualifications:
Interdisciplinary program focusing on the languages, literature, and cultures of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian worlds; Introductory course in Old Gaelic; Translation course in medieval Latin; Additional seminar classes addressing Celtic mythology, law, poetry, and literature; Reading groups in Latin and ancient Greek; Thesis: “Beyond Redemption: Converting the Druid in Muirchú’s Life of St. Patrick”
Three years of translation courses in both Latin and ancient Greek; One year introductory course in German; Dean’s List commended student; Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; Senior Thesis: “Poet, Prophet, Priest: The Role of Amairgen in the Lebor Gabhala”; Program Coordinator of the Student GED/Adult English Volunteer Tutoring Program
HobbiesI enjoy reading, eating, hiking, traveling, Netflix, swimming, and spending time with friends. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and almost anything else in the fantasy genre. I like Sherlock (both the Conan Doyle and BBC/Cumberbatch versions) and funny t.v. shows like Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and The Mindy Project.
I have experience working with students at almost every age and education level. As a student of medieval Irish history, I am in a constant state of learning a new language, engaging with different authors, and perfecting my academic writing skills. I am sympathetic to the struggles of beginning and intermediate students, and I am able to explain concepts to students of every learning style. For example, I understand that tactile learners require a much different approach than a visual learner, and I have learned techniques to make these concepts accessible to all students.
Latin 3, British Literature, Classics, College Essays, English, Essay Editing, European History, Expository Writing, Foreign Language, Grammar and Mechanics, Greek, History, Languages, Latin, Latin 1, Latin 2, AP US History, Latin 4, Literary Analysis, Literature, Medieval Literature, Persuasive Writing, Reading, SAT Subject Test in Latin, Summer Tutoring, TOEFL, US History, Vocabulary, World Civilization, World History, World Literature, Writing, 6th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Writing, 12th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Reading, 1st Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Writing, 1st Grade Writing, 10th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Writing, 4th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Writing, Advanced Placement, American History, American Literature, Ancient and Medieval Heritage, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Latin, AP United States History
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