I have asked French I students to describe the meal they would feed to Gargantua, set up debates on Chaucerian prosody in a required English class, and created space for freshmen in a Gen. Ed. course to categorize modern sins and their contrapassos into their own Inferno. Creativity and rigor are my watchwords, and students have noticed: I have received the Derek Bok Certificate for Excellence in Teaching all three semesters I have taught, reflecting an average of 4.5/5 or higher on course evaluations.
At Harvard, I have taught A Humanities Colloquium, leading the freshman writing requirement for a group of fifteen students in addition to being the teaching assistant to Stephen Greenblatt; Beginning French I: Identity through Visual Media; and Arrivals, an English department survey course that covers Beowulf through Milton. Prior to teaching at Harvard, I taught French to students aged 11-16 in Boston-area schools.