Describe your classroom experience with teaching AP Lang.
I've been teaching AP Language for 7 years.
What is your experience with remote learning and online classes?
My first experience with virtual learning was during my Action Research for my Master's in Learning and Technology. Since then, I have led many online classes. I was a Fiveable Teacher streamer last year, and I'm currently teaching both traditional and virtual AP Language courses in Blount County, Tennessee.
What advice do you have for homeschool and self study students?
Set a schedule and stick to it! You're going to need a checklist and an accountability partner, so pair up!
For students who haven't decided whether taking this course online is worth it, what would you say to them?
This course will help prepare you for the highlights of AP Language and Composition, including a direct focus on what you can do to increase your score on the AP Language exam.
How hard will this class be and what can students expect from the workload?
This course will connect directly with college-level reading, analysis, and writing, but you can do it if you put your mind to it. You'll have weekly instruction and prompt practice to help identify and address your performance.
Stephanie Kirk, graduate of Maryville College and WGU, has been teaching for 15 years. She started in Charlotte, NC, and moved to Austin East Magnet High School in Knoxville, TN, before settling at Heritage High School in Maryville, TN. Her educational philosophy and teaching style can be attributed to her time learning and growing through TAP, NIET’s System for Teacher and Student Advancement. Stephanie believes all students can learn, and she lives by the idea that the role of a teacher is to meet students where they are and provide support that gets them where they want to be.