Instructor, English Language Development
I have been a teacher, tutor, and editor of languages and writing for the past 13 years in various settings. At Camosun, I work as a tutor in the English Help Centre. I have a BA in German with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Victoria, and an MA in Historical and Comparative Germanic Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After achieving that mouthful of a credential, I decided it was time to head back home to Victoria to raise my own family. I did my ESL teacher training at Camosun while I was pregnant with baby #2, and within a year I joined the team as an instructional assistant in the English Language Development department.
Since then, I have discovered that more than Old Saxon or Middle High German, my knowledge of my own mother tongue, English, would become my tool for helping students to achieve their academic goals, at Camosun and beyond. If you are struggling with writing a thesis statement for a research paper or just want to know if you need to add another comma, I can help. Come on by the English Help Centre and say hello!