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Jenia Walter

Jenia Walter discovered her interest in teaching English while traveling overseas in 1992, landing in a Cambridge University TEFL program in Portugal. She returned to the U.S. (the long way round) to teach refugees in a social service agency in Sacramento. Realizing the doors to community college teaching opened with a Master’s degree, she found her way to the Northern Arizona University M.A.-TESL program, where she received a degree in English, with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language, in 1999.

While working as a Writing Center tutor and graduate teaching assistant in freshman comp classrooms, she began to investigate helpful approaches for linguistically diverse students with nontraditional academic backgrounds. She has been researching effective methods of writing instruction for adult learners ever since. She spent the past decade conducting action research on hands-on learning as an Associate Professor of English at San Juan College in northern New Mexico.     [ Click for More ]