Erin Nemiroff, MCC Excellence in Teaching Part Time 2019
Erin Nemiroff is a certified New Jersey teacher who has served as an instructor at both the secondary and postsecondary levels for fifteen years. Her philosophy is deeply entrenched in the concept of a student-centered classroom that focuses on acceptance, independence, confidence, and personal responsibility. Her teaching approach includes the adaptation of materials to multiple learning styles, concentration on diversity and equality, presentation of varied opportunities for collaboration, and encouragement of lifelong learning and growth.
Ms. Nemiroff graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating, she was accepted to Montclair State University’s graduate program, where she acted as a teaching assistant and writing center tutor until receiving her Master of Arts in English, with a concentration in American Literature. She then began her secondary teaching career, a position that held her responsible for a variety of courses, from literature to composition to SAT preparation. Her work at this level led to her receiving her Standard Certificate, Teacher of English from St. Peter’s University. These educational and professional experiences led to a passion for education that remains at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, although her focus shifted to adult students soon after completing her own coursework.
Starting in 2017, Ms. Nemiroff has enjoyed a position as an Adjunct Professor in the English Department at Middlesex County College. She has had the pleasure of teaching several composition and literature courses, starting with English Composition I and II, and later adding World Literature I and II and Literature of the U.S. to her repertoire. She continues to strive to find new and improved ways to approach each course, whether presented in an online or traditional format, and looks forward to the continued opportunities MCC affords her.
In 2018, Ms. Nemiroff had the opportunity to begin teaching composition courses for Rutgers University in addition to her duties at Middlesex County College, and in 2019 she began volunteering in the Mentoring Program through the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT).