My name is Derrick, and I am a recently retired English language arts high school teacher who taught literature, grammar, writing, reading, and comprehension. Along with BA and MA degrees in English and Education, I also studied theology and motion picture arts at the graduate levels.
Before teaching high school for six years, I had a diversified career as a writer and editor in book and magazine publishing, corporate communications and media development, dot.com start-ups, and in film production as a writer and producer.
My first nonfiction book was published in January 2012, and I continue to work on a novel and blogging several times per month.
Having taught classes ranging in sizes from 12 to 44 students, I look forward to helping individual students improve their English language skills.
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