As a writing consultant at the University of Denver, I tutored students across a variety of writing genres and techniques; providing one-on-one support for students ranging from first-year undergraduates to PhD students.
I also worked as a teaching assistant for ESL writing classes. I helped students of diverse backgrounds find their footing in the complicated world of English writing.
I very much enjoyed both of these jobs, especially getting to know my students, tackling challenging problems together, and seeing the wonderful improvements at the end.
When it comes to issues of structure or content, I focus on empowering the student to find an answer, rather than telling them a solution. In cases of basic grammar difficulties, I like to review the issue and then challenge the student to locate similar places later in the paper, assisting wherever necessary.
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