I am a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's degree in American Literature and Culture Studies. I have been teaching English to high school students for nine years. I have taught World Literature, American Literature, British Literature, SAT Prep, College Writing, Journalism, AP English Literature & Composition, and AP English Language & Composition. I am also currently in graduate school and taking classes toward becoming a school college counselor. Before I became a teacher I was a Corporate Trainer and Human Resources Manager for Pacific Theatres/ArcLight Cinemas where I worked for ten years.
I enjoy reading books of all genres and discussing them with my students. I feel very satisfied when I can actually get a student to read a book that they might enjoy that is not assigned to them. I am also interested in computers, music, working out, writing, crocheting, and video games. My favorite movie is The Godfather and I collect Mr. Potatohead toys. I am very creative and colorful while taking things seriously. This can be hard at times, but I enjoy what I do.
I can be reached via e-mail at gro.sobilip|namkrikm#gro.sobilip|namkrikm.