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I have been teaching English since 1996. I got a late start, as I tried to be a rock star in my early 20s (still play guitar), but when I got serious about school in my mid-20s, I started with night classes at a community college, and never looked back until I had my PhD from Northwestern. I teach at CSUN now, and am looking to pay it forward a little and help out students I can with the knowledge and experience I've gained over the years.
I teach British literature, mainly Renaissance authors like Shakespeare and Milton. I am also very familiar with the Romantics (Blake is a favorite) and the Greek classics (I teach a course on the Hero now and then). I am generally familiar with the whole history of Brit lit, however, and can help with a wide variety of authors/periods/genres.
I have worked with numerous students on writing projects. This experience has included term papers for high school and undergraduate college classes, as well as personal statements for college admission and graduate school admission. It has also covered graduate theses in English and other disciplines.
I am an English PhD, with experience working with high school students, college students, and graduate students. I have worked with multiple high school students on SAT writing preparation over the last 5 years. Each of these students improved his/her performance on the writing section as we worked together.
I am a published author--two books and several articles--and have taught writing courses going all the way back to 1996. I can help with a wide variety of writing and research issues.
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