Ela Newman has taught college-preparatory courses in English and in ESL/EFL as well as college-level English courses since 1993. She taught EFL at two college-preparatory schools in Poland, serving as Head of the English Section at one of them, worked at two community colleges in Washington State, where she taught ESL writing and grammar classes while also coordinating the Family Literacy Program. Later, she taught College Writing Skills, Composition, and World Literature courses at UTB, where she also served as the Director of the Writing Lab.
Herman Peña teaches College Reading. He has 14 years of teaching experience at the college level and looks forward to teaching for many years to come. He loves to teach and finds it a blessing to help every student to succeed. He has a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He also has a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University.
Daniel J. Pérez is a Brownsville, Texas native. He has taught college-preparatory courses in English and college-level English courses since 2001. He taught at The University of Texas at Brownsville where he also served as Assistant Director of Learning Enrichment, the university's tutoring center. His academic interests include Deconstruction, Absurdism, the writings of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett and the nature and impact of translation.
Boye Obed Sanchez is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in English and American literature from UTPA-Edinburg. He is currently an English Ph.D candidate in Modern American Literature at Texas A&M University in College Station, and he teaches Integrated Reading and Writing at Texas Southmost College. One of his favorite quotations is from Walden by the American author Henry David Thoreau: "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Shane Snelson is a native Texan who has been teaching for more than 20 years. He has a BA in English and History from UT Austin and an MA in English for Sam Houston State University He has taught at all levels including 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades as well as overseas in Mexico, China, and South Korea. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction focused on Long-term English Language Learners in the Developmental Classroom.
Melanie M. Page was born in Weslaco, Texas, but as a “military brat” lived in Arizona and Virginia for a few years during her childhood. She earned an Associate of Arts in English with a concentration of Poetry from South Texas College and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Film Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American. Melanie is currently working on her master’s degree from The University of Houston-Victoria, which is focused on both, English Literature and Film Studies. One of her favorite quotations is “To thine own self be true…” (Polonius from Hamlet, Shakespeare).
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