Teaching Statement

As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. From a very young age I loved to read, and had a great appreciation for stories of all kinds. Not only have I always enjoyed a good story, but I love language in general. Language and literacy fascinate me, and I’m excited to make the English Language part of my career and life.

One of the most important things I want to instill in my students is passion. I want to expose them to the wonder of imagination that reading provides. But, my goal as an English teacher goes beyond mere appreciation for literature. I want my students to leave my class at the end of the year feeling confident about their reading and writing ability, and understanding that they already possess the necessary tools to become inquisitive and creative citizens of the world.

Mentoring for English 130 this semester has been the most fulfilling aspect of my college career. Not only was I excited every day to facilitate learning in our workshops, I was really good at it. I truly believe that I was born to be a teacher. My passion for knowledge, and desire to pass it on throughout the years, is my driving force. I want to create a dynamic and fun learning experience for all of my students, and I think my education, which includes a History Minor and TESOL Certificate, will enable me to accomplish that goal.

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