Blue Tent Instructors

Anna Harvey

Introduction to Literature & Composition

 

Anna Harvey is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner. She enjoys being challenged intellectually and discovering new aspects of how the world works.

 

Anna is a Tarheel, born and raised. Originally from North Carolina, she grew up with six siblings and developed a love of reading and a passion for being outdoors. As the daughter of a British mom, she also developed a love of travel and a desire to view life through a global lens. Anna’s husband, Whit (a former K through 12th homeschooler), is a doctor in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego. Anna and Whit made the long trek west several years ago and have been thoroughly enjoying their time on the Pacific coast.

 

Prior to joining Blue Tent, Anna taught in the classroom for five years in both the private and public sectors. She feels she's learned the most about how people work and how the world works through teaching. One thing she's found the most exciting is working with a diverse student population. Students are unique in their learning styles, their ability to read and interpret texts, and the ways in which they engage in and experience materials. In an English course "we're able to grow and learn from each other in a way that we wouldn’t if we were simply reading the texts independently. We’re better together!" Anna particularly enjoys seeing the how the discussion of course reading challenges student views and helps them grow as learners and as individuals.

 

When Anna is not teaching, she enjoys all that San Diego has to offer. She loves spending the afternoon at the beach with her husband and kids, walking through the zoo, hiking the cliffs along the coast, and running the family yellow lab at the dog park.

Background & Experience

  • B.A., Middle Grades Education, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • Primary focus in English

  • Blue Tent Online Instructor (2019-21)

    • Introduction to Lit & Comp

  • Middle School English Instructor (2013-18)

    • Lucas Middle School, Durham, NC (2013-14)

    • CE Williams Middle School, Charleston, SC (2014-15)

    • Christ Our King School, Charleston, SC (2015-18) 

  • Private English Tutor, Specialized Learning, CA

  • IEW trained

 

 

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