I teach English 4, English 066, AP Literature and Composition and Creative Writing at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School. I hold a BA in English with Departmental Honors from Southern Connecticut State University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
I am a teacher consultant with the Connecticut Writing Project (UCONN), a representative and fellow with the Yale New Haven Teachers' Institute and a national fellow with the Yale National Initiative Teacher's Institute. I have coauthored the New Haven Public Schools English curriculum for grades 11 and 12.
I have been teaching for eight years and working with youth in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Outside of school, my passions are social justice, writing and my cats.
My expertise is secondary English literature, composition and the college essay. I have worked with students to prepare admissions statements that helped earn them entrance into Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Howard University, etc.
I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you as you strive for your academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Connecticut State University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence College - Masters, Writing
Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, writing, hiking and discussing politics and history.
College Application Essays
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Study Skills and Organization
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, I meet with students to assess their needs and goals. This includes a discussion of student strengths and weaknesses, and an evaluation of a student writing sample. Next, we begin on the student's first priority area. This may be a particular assignment, skill set, or course material.