I am a teaching artist working with primarily English classes in public and private schools in Chicago and the surrounding area. I love to get to know people, and I pride myself on being personable, adaptable to different learning styles, and an upbeat, positive person. I am a National Merit Scholar and a cum laude graduate of Northwestern University, and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree through the University of London. I have published numerous articles and a long-term column, and I have learned that experience matters when it comes...
I have been teaching and tutoring for ten years, and I teach a variety of ages, levels, and subjects. Some examples: exploring a play with a ninth grade English class; teaching adaptation and creative writing to language arts students in grades 3-6; tutoring high school students in AP literature & composition, and French; tutoring a third-grade ESL student in reading; teaching private music lessons; using creative methods to tutor a fourth grader in math; and teaching creative improvisation, dance, and more to large groups of kids and...
Mudlark Theatre Company, Teaching Artist
2012 - Present
Teach drama and creative improv enrichment classes at Evanston public and private elementary schools. Co-teach and direct devising-based summer camps culminating in performances of original plays.
Lookingglass Theatre Company, Teaching Artist
2015 - 2016
Taught 3rd-6th graders in a CPS school residency focused on dramatic adaptation of books with social/emotional learning themes.