Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
Claire Lee, MFA - Writing Instructor
Claire Lee holds a Master of Education degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in Literacy and Diversity. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in English, from Wellesley College, graduating Magna cum laude.
Claire's teaching journey began as an English Language Fellow sponsored by the U.S. State Department providing professional development to Japanese teachers of English. Her commitment to education led her to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, where she taught Grade 8 English First Additional Language at Mayville Secondary School in South Africa. During her tenure as a teacher she has taught writing to students from middle school and high school to university students and PhD candidates. She is committed to empowering learners, creating inclusive environments, and utilizing technology to enhance educational practices.
Daniel Williams, MFA - Writing Instructor
Daniel Williams is an instructor and copywriter with a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts. Daniel brings a combination of creative writing expertise and seven years as a copywriter, focused on the creation of stylistic content that is clear and concise, to his role as an instructor for our A+ Summer Programs. Prior to teaching College Writing at the University of Massachusetts, Daniel worked abroad in Mexico, Malta, and Spain as an editor, copywriter, and translator for emerging brands and novelists, including Edie Meidav and Alberto Chimal. In addition to his Master’s Degree, Daniel has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Daniel is fluent in Spanish and has begun to learn Arabic. He has received travel grants to the Atacama Desert in Chile, and Tayrona National Park in Columbia. In addition to his teaching and copywriting roles, Daniel continues to work as a translator and interpreter between Spanish and English. He has presented on the topic of ambient music in the classroom as a way to relax students, improve focus, and stimulate creativity.
Patrick McHugh, MFA - Writing Instructor
Patrick McHugh is a native Arizonan with a background in English literature, creative writing, and critical theory. He is a graduate of Arizona State University's Barrett Honors College with a degree in English literature. Patrick received his Master's degree in English literature from the University at Buffalo. Experienced in a wide variety of classroom settings, Patrick initially taught at SIAS International University in Henan, China before returning to Arizona. While in the states he has worked with EU as an Assistant Director, A+ Middle School English teacher, and taught creative writing at the Emerging Writers Institute for both middle school and high school students. He previously taught 6th grade English for BASIS Phoenix. Currently, Patrick is serving as an adjunct faculty in the English department at Grand Canyon University, with a focus on English Composition courses for freshman students. He is passionate about guiding each student using their own voices and talents, fostering unique reading and writing skills as well as empowering critical thinking. On a personal level, Patrick is a devoted music lover and performs as a clarinet player, drummer, and electronic composer. He also indulges his interests in contemporary art and 21st-century literature.
Harrison Foster - Instructor
Harrison Foster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. His love of language and the power of words has inspired his teaching career. He has taught in both class and individual format, developed curriculum and materials, and worked to build confidence in high school students as they prepare for the college application process. A master in both the teaching of writing and standardized test preparation, Harrison has been a strong addition to our A+ and College Prep programs.
Prior to his time teaching, Harrison spent 10 years working in community radio. He produced and hosted a weekly music program in addition to a weekly movie talk show. His work in radio honed skills in writing, promotion, content creation, and production. He has spent time in social media marketing as a content strategist and manager of editorial and promotions for a film trivia game app. Harrison joined Education Unlimited in 2016.
Oishee Shemontee - Logic and Science Instructor
Oishee Shemontee is an experience science instructor and SAT tutor with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in English from the University of California, Irvine. Oishee is passionate about making science more relevant and easily accessible to people from a young age. In high school, she co-founded a peer tutoring program to help students struggling in biology, chemistry and physics. Since then, she has gained over six years of experience as a private tutor in the Greater Los Angeles Area specializing in English, Algebra, Chemistry and SAT preparation to students ranging from 8th grade to college level.
On the rare occasions when she is not reading or writing, Oishee enjoys music, traveling, and working with nonprofit organizations to encourage the education of girls and women in her homeland of Bangladesh.