I am committed to an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and tutoring. I strive to cultivate an interactive environment in which students can express themselves freely while learning to engage with the written word in meaningful ways. I take great pride in my students’ success, and feel that it is my responsibility to uphold the highest standards. I encourage critical thinking and challenge students to work up to their potential, in hopes that their experiences in my classes will teach them far more than how to compose a grammatically correct sentence, analyze a piece of literature, or write a compelling essay. I hold a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and a minor in Spanish from SUNY College at Potsdam. I also hold a Master of Science in Teaching with an emphasis on Secondary English Language Arts from SUNY College at Potsdam. In addition, I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I am a magna cum laude Bachelor of Arts graduate, and an honors with distinction Master of Science graduate, as well.