I am in my third year of the Ph.D. program in Classics at UT, with a special focus in classical Greek literature and philosophy. As a teacher, I am committed to finding out the most effective learning strategies for each individual class and structuring the class accordingly. No two learners are alike, and I feel it is important to be sensitive to students' needs in teaching a difficult language like Latin. I strive to create a comfortable learning environment in which students aren't afraid to ask questions and ask for help. In Spring '12, I worked as a Supplemental Instructor for CC301, and this gave me lots of ideas for different teaching activities. I am very excited to teach LAT 506 as my first Latin class!