My name is Christopher Ostro, and I’m an educator living and working in the Denver-Boulder area last 9 years.
I was born and raised in the metro-Detroit area and attended the University of Michigan on a full-ride scholarship. I was originally an engineering/math student, but ultimately I received my BA from Michigan in 2010, triple-majoring in Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, and History.
In the summer of 2010 I moved to Boulder to pursue my PhD in Classical Studies. From day one of my PhD program, I was excited about teaching and it’s always been something I considered more or a privilege than a job. I’ve enjoyed great reviews and have been given a number of fantastic opportunities.
My passion for teaching eventually led me to leave the PhD program at CU. I now teach for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at CU and I love it with all my heart.
And I’ve done my best to expand my experience as an educator. I teach online, hybrid, and in-class and I regularly teach at the 15, 14, or 5 week schedule. I’ve also taught at the HS level for a year and that was a wonderful experience! I’ve also worked to expand my tutoring experiences! I worked at a national tutoring organization to get more experience with standardized tests, for example. I’ve also started helping younger teachers design their first classes, and working at a few different writing centers to help new students.