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I hold both a BA and an MA in English, the BA with a focus on creative writing, and the MA with a focus on non-fiction writing. I have over ten years of experience as a professional writer and editor for government and non-profit organizations. I have experience teaching creative writing, expository writing, literary analysis and ESL to groups and individuals of all ages. I love the subject matter. Talking about writing and literature and close readings and analysis of writing is my passion! I love to open the doors of this subject to people.
I am a native of the District, and live in Tenleytown with my three kids--all of whom attend DC public schools--and my husband. My feature articles, essays, and short fiction have appeared in publications ranging from the Foreign Service Journal and the Washington Post to Brain, Child magazine, the Huffington Post and more.
I look forward to working with area students who already love to write and read, or who need a little help learning to love to write and read!
I love to help students explore and engage in all facets of English! Reading, vocabulary, writing (creative and non-fiction) literary analysis and close reading are all things I can help you with. I've taught all of these skills to groups and individuals from 2nd grade through 12th grade and, if I do say so myself, my passion for all things English is contagious!
I have a BA and an MA in English, I've worked for over 10 years as a professional writer and editor, and I've had feature articles, poems, short stories and essays published in media like the Washington Post, Brain, Child magazine, fiction anthologies, corporate newsletters and literary reviews.
I have been on both sides of language learning, and I come to my ESL and TOEFL instruction with the perspective of the learner always at the front of my mind. I am patient, knowledgable, and fun!
I have taught ESL and TOEFL to both adults and kids. I was an ESL and TOEFL teacher as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Nepal, and continued my teaching of the subjects here in Washington through a language institute. I have a BA and an MA in English, and I have worked as a professional writer and editor for over ten years. I look forward to helping you learn and have fun on your journey to English mastery!
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