imageIn thirty-plus years of teaching,

I taught students with a wide variety of levels and abilities in English and ESL. It gave me great satisfaction to help low readers understand the sound system, build study skills for success, and unlock the creative and expressive potential of struggling or unmotivated learners. In other contexts I’ve taught Shakespeare, critical thinking, and poetry writing from beginning to advanced. A particular joy is helping writers find just the right structure or word for what they’re struggling to express. I aim to foster a love of language, along with the skills and self-confidence to master it for all purposes.

I hold an ESOL Specialist Certificate, and have taught second-language learners at elementary, high school and young adult levels in addition to regular English classes.