Working with Erin

Fixed rate: 175/hr.

First session: 200 dollars (includes tailored plan)

On call consulting with potential referral to the right resources: 150/month

Offerings

Writing

I am a certificated English teacher who has also taught elementary and college composition courses. I love to help students with their college admissions essays and theses.

Behavior Improvement

Why are you in school? What are your goals? Perhaps it’s not surprising that once we can answer these questions, learning falls into place for students who are slipping through the cracks.

Project Based Learning

I motivate students to develop agency as they accomplish their own goals and the objectives of their teachers.

Language Learning

I have taught all levels of Russian, French, German, and Spanish from kindergarten up to college. I teach students how to master the basics while pushing them to excel.

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Experiences

Seattle Public Schools

English teacher, reading specialist, behavior management expert.

City University, Seattle

Russian and German instructor, teaching adults using the communicative approach and focusing on cognitive grammar models.

Highline Public Schools

Language learning specialist, department chair, seal of biliteracy administrator, and interpreting and translation teacher.

University of California, Davis

Taught Russian 1-6 and German 1-4, and literature and writing courses, most frequently, literature of fantasy and the supernatural

A bit more of my background….

Northwest Nazarene University (2020-present):
Master of Divinity Student (Missional Leadership Focus)

UC Davis (2008-2014):
MA Comparative Literature in Russian and French
MA German
Critical Theory Certificate
Second Language Acquisition Certificate
Teaching Credential

UC Berkeley (2005-2007):
BA Slavic Languages and Literatures
Summa Cum Laude
Department Citation of Excellence in Scholarly Research

Sonoma State University (2003-2005):
Piano Performance, Band and Choir
Hutchins Program of Liberal Studies

Sample of community service projects I take on

  • Pro-bono Consultant with Northwest Education Access; responsible for developing their community mentorship program
  • Spanish teacher for students in college who want to learn Spanish
  • Cook for neighbors/friends in need
  • Editor/Translator for book project by theologian Nicolas Tranchini (Spanish-English)
  • Presenter on creating community and backyard wildlife habitats

Types of PD I frequently take…

  • Ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion training (teaching humans how to be humane)
  • Great Books and Literacy training (teaching kids how to read)
  • Business courses, especially at the intersection of business and faith
  • Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Care, and Mental Health Research Presentations
  • Detention Ministry Training
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Coursework and Programs
  • Hospice Training
  • Restorative Justice Training
  • Stephen Ministry Training
  • Language learning – from night classes down to things as intensive as a Fulbright scholarship to Moscow, Russia