About the Teacher

NAME: Christina Charuk
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SCHOOL: Queen of Peace High School

CLASS: English

Email: cphilbert@qphs.org


About Ms. Charuk

I'm proud to be an 11th - 12th grade English teacher here at QPHS. 

My academic background includes a B.A. in English Language and Literature 
from 
Fairleigh Dickinson University, a M.A in English and an M.A.S. in 
Education 
Administration also from Fairleigh Dickinson. Currently, I am enrolled in 
the 
Seton Hall University PhD program in Education Administration, Leadership, 
and 
Policy. 

Professionally, I most recently served as the Academic Coordinator for the 
Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I 
was 
also and English instructor at FDU. My experience includes classroom 
teaching, 
professional tutoring, academic advising, college prep coaching, and 
academic 
consulting.

Specialties: English language learners, language and literature studies, 
first 
generation students, home-schooled students, economically and 
educationally 
disadvantaged students, ethnic minorities, academic advising and support, 
at-
risk students, retention and persistence, counseling and advising, mental 
health advocacy, writing and editing, and mentoring.

I'm always available for private tutoring in: English, writing, reading, 
comprehension, learning skills, SAT prep, ACT prep, GRE prep, LSAT prep, 
Italian, English conversation, ELL, and ESL. 

When I'm not teaching, I am a:

Lifelong student
Amateur baker 
Professional eater  
Part time yogi 
Full time dog mom. 

Something I've learned is that the best thing you can do in any situation 
is 
the right thing. The second best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The 
worst thing you can do is nothing. 



Teaching and Learning Mission

I believe that education happens all around us all the time. My job as a 
teacher is to help students become academically self aware and to give them 
the 
tools to learn. 

I believe that the teacher is no longer simply "one who teaches" but rather, 
one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while 
being 
taught, also teach. All become jointly responsible to build a community of 
inquiry where all grow.