I have received my M.A. in English literature, and during my program I was given the great opportunity to become an English teaching Assistant. I taught both of the university's introductory composition courses, basically, composition 101 and 102. As an instructor, I found that I was able to connect with my students and encourage them to connect to their writing and find what they were passionate about writing.
Additionally, when I worked as an assistant for a literary heritage course, I had the pleasure of tutoring students to read and...
I have a good deal of teaching experience as an English instructor. I taught introductory composition courses during my year as a teaching assistant. I created the syllabus and lesson plans for those courses, and I received positive feedback from my students and mentors about the creativity and effectiveness of those lesson plans.
As a graduate assistant for a literary heritage course, I was able to learn how to build rapport with each of my students (in a class of 90), and gauge what help they needed from me. This required me to be able...
The University of Memphis, Teaching Assistant - English Instructor
2015 - 2016
Developed and implemented interesting and interactive lesson plans to increase student understanding and engagement
Used a variety of teaching techniques and assignments to help students understand why they write the way that they do and encourage them to develop a passion for writing
Instructed students on the nature of arguments and how arguments relate to research
Received an abundance of positive feedback from students and mentors about my creative lesson plans and instructional techniques
The University of Memphis, Graduate Assistant
2014 - 2015
Balanced a full course load with a 20 hour GA assignment
Responsible for grading all coursework for a class of 90 Literary Heritage Students and 24 Literary Heritage Honor students
Was given the opportunity to teach multiple classes, for which the professor praised my lesson planning and engaging discussion
Northwest Middle School, Title I Tutor - AVID Program
2012 - 2013
Balanced an 18-hour course load with this 20 hour internship
Promoted critical thinking through guided questions
Worked closely with groups of four to five 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
Taught students how to use Cornell Notes for their various classes
Encouraged students to help each other problem solve
Tutored a variety of subjects