I operate through a disciplined framing of questions in conversation, such that the student is guided not towards the “answer”—but towards what it is they already know that will help them find the answer.
My ideal student is one who is open to a style of teaching that may at first seem slow—conversation based, question based—because I believe that is the ideal way to learn. My ideal student will also share or learn to share my emphasis on the history of things, the roots of things: Etymology matters. Whether we’re looking up the root of an English word (how often they connect!) or the evolution of dialectical argumentation, I believe the only way towards lasting learning is retrospective and deep-digging.
I am an award winning German scholar: I won the Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Award two years in a row, was awarded the high school DAAD/AATG scholarship to study in Germany, and studied in Berlin my third-to-last semester at NYU. While there, I tutored just about my entire dorm in their elementary German classes! Last year, I was invited to speak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Association of German Studies conference: Migration.
9.2016 – 12.2016
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR NYU
Worked as the assistant professor for Christiane Frey at NYU. Besides administrative duties, I assisted students with material and taught a full class.
GUEST LECTURER NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL (FERGUSON, MISSOURI)
Led a class in drama games for a class of 25.
BA: NARRATIVES AND POETICS OF RESPONSIBILITY; GERMAN MINOR NYU GALLATIN
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from NYU Gallatin with the above concentration, which focused on dramatic and scholarly composition in English, and a study of German language, philosophy, and art.
DIPLOMA THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL (PENNINGTON, NJ)
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
19TH ANNUAL GERMAN AND DUTCH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
Delivered a lecture on migration literature in German at the prestigious graduate conference held yearly at The University of Wisconsin – Madison.
1.2017 - 5.2017
NYU STUDY ABROAD BERLIN
Accepted into NYU’s competitive study abroad Berlin program, where I studied German film, theatre, and contemporary literature.
GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE/AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF GERMAN TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Based on merit via my National German Exam score and interviews, I was given a full scholarship to study abroad in Nürnberg and Berlin for a month.
5. 2012 AND 5.2013
1ST PLACE ORLANDO SAA FOREIGN LANGUAGE POETRY AWARD 2012 AND 2013
An interstate German Language Poetry reading award, based on accent, articulation, and style. From an early point in my studies I was able to speak articulately and beautifully in the German that I knew.
• ACT: 35 English; 35 Reading; 31 Writing
• APs: 5 Bio; 5 Eng. Lit; 5 Gov.; 4 Eng. Lang and Comp • SAT: 720 Reading; 720 Writing
I met Henery in Berlin a few years ago. Since coming back to the states, Henry has been my go-to-guy for everything from proposals to my thesis. He's incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and eager to explain corrections with me.
Henry was a wonderful German tutor— very clear and patient with the hard grammar, and taught everything in a way that was engaging and easy to understand. And he even showed me a couple of German songs that were fun to learn and helped me remember many phrases :) Thanks Henry— would definitely recommend!
Henry has been a great friend and peer of mine for a couple years now. He's one of the most passionate people I know, and he is great at introducing others to the things he's interested in.
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