I love working with young people and sharing the passion I have for learning about the English language
! One of the most important subjects in school is English. Reading
confidently are imperative for strong communication skills in adulthood. I am energetic, patient, comfortable with kids of all ages, and so excited to help!
Monday-Wednesday mornings until 1:30, or after 5:30 pm
Friday any time
Saturday 1-6 pm
Sunday any time
In college, I majored in Writing/Literature
/Publishing, a special program combining elements of all three subjects in one. I took workshop classes in creative fiction and poetry writing, so I know how to critique and guide creative writing. Literature classes required intense analysis and comparisons of literary works, both classical and contemporary. I gained a lot of practice writing academic essays, and I genuinely enjoy writing them! I am so excited to help guide students through academic essay
-writing. Publishing courses ranged from book design to a course entirely on proofreading
, where we perfected our skills of poring over articles to find the one missing letter in a misspelled word. I know the Chicago Manual of Style and MLA Handbook backwards, and I can proofread and copy edit efficiently, once essays are finished!
In addition to reading and writing, I spend most of my spare time involved in photography
. I worked for Emerson College as a PR photographer, taking photos for the website, publications, and for local newspapers such as the Boston Globe. I am comfortable with all Canon and Nikon models, and I love sharing what I know about photography. There is an artist inside everyone, and I think it's important for young people to find and cultivate their creativity early. Creativity applies to all subjects--it leads to better problem-solving skills in math
, and contributes to overall health and happiness, because we all need a way to express ourselves. It's our nature!
At Emerson College, I minored in American Sign Language
, and I am comfortable helping students practice signing and carrying on conversations (but I am not qualified to teach it separately). I am also comfortable using and assisting with many common computer
programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel
, and Powerpoint
), the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign
, and iMovie. I may not be the best candidate to exclusively teach the best use of these programs, but I would be able to assist with projects involving the software listed. I am comfortable with both Macs and PCs.
I look forward to meeting you!