I have a deep, cherished commitment to bringing the dreams of my tutoring and editing clients to fruition, and I lend unprecedented energy, love, compassion, and resolve to my work. Helping my students grow as people and as learners in and of this world is my passion and obsession.
I'm an enormous believer in action; to me, there is truly no time but the present to take advantage of the many resources we all have at any given moment. The problem is simply that those resources are often invisible to our own eyes.
This is where I come into play. If your goals or your child's goals include growing in ability, gaining confidence, and experiencing a true love for life and learning, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with me now.
IN A NUTSHELL-------------->
I am primarily an English tutor and editor with a high school English teaching license (violin is my second most popular subject on WyzAnt). The realm of literature and all it contains is my forte and great joy. I teach people to analyze, appreciate, write--and revel in our shared humanity. Language arts, English, literature--whatever you want to call it--is all a study of the human condition itself, and nothing is more powerful than that.
I adore animals, tea, fencing, trying new recipes, Victoriana, cheesy horror movies, and slam poetry. Red is my favorite color by far. I am passionate about a great, great many things, and life is not something I take lightly.
ABOUT MY WORK---------------->
-a full-time tutor
-a freelance editor
-a writing coach
-a professional musician
-the president of my local college club
-the education director of a non-profit organization
-a writer and multimedia artist
I have many demands on my time, and with the number of wonderful students I have, I ask that you please be considerate when scheduling time with me and communicating with me.
MY EDUCATION BACKGROUND---------->
I am a Smith College alumna with a degree in literature and an English high school teaching license. At Smith I was the recipient of a Dana Teaching Grant scholarship and was featured in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, as well as the school newspaper, for my teaching personality and dedication to the practice.
I have copious experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults in a huge variety of settings--I've headed and assisted with pedagogy concerning dance moves and music, dystopian literature, fencing coaching, modern-world Hamlet interpretations, and proofreading skills, to name a few. My various assignments have allowed me to work with all ages of students, preschool through adult.
MY TUTORING BACKGROUND----------------->
I have worked with 70+ students privately in the past two years and countless more in classroom/institutional settings. Each of my students is unique and makes a significant contribution to the world in existing alone. I can't say enough how much I value and see the strengths in each person I work with in my life; it is this quality, among many others, that makes me a truly excellent educator.
WHAT I'M READING--------->
I'm adding this section to my profile for an extra touch of whimsy. I'm also doing it to hold myself accountable for regular reading; furthermore, I hope it can generate at least some conversation and/or inspiration.
-Narnia (full series)
-Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
-The English Teacher's Companion
-The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (7.5/10 stars)
I will update this as my reading progresses!
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