Hello and welcome,
Having a tough time nailing those pesky grammar nuances? Do you lose focus when you read or analyze a work of fiction? Would you like to gain a more versatile vocabulary? How about forming that spot-on thesis statement?
We've all been hampered by barriers and obstacles as English students, myself not excepted, but barriers can be broken, obstacles can be overcome. English is not only rewarding and enriching--it is absolutely crucial to grasp and use properly.
My name is Michael, and if you're needing improvement in your reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary proficiency, and creative writing skills, I am gladly available and at your service. I have been an ardent student of English since my junior year of high school. In fact, it was my high school English teacher who helped me realize my love for words, language, and literary analysis and texture. Ever since those high school days I have made it my commitment to invest myself in the rich world of English Literature, and even the technical aspects such as mechanics, grammar and syntax.
My experiences in graduate studies have solidified my comprehensive, variegated education in English Literature and Creative Writing. Academic research, essay writing, reading comprehension and oral presentations have been the pillars of my collegiate career as an English student, but it has been my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program that has truly given me the skills to pass on and teach what I have learned. As a graduate student in English/Creative Writing, my main classroom curriculum has been based on the workshop system, in which a relatively small number of students presents written works to the workshop group: the works are analyzed and critiqued, and the student who has submitted his or her work gains indispensably valuable insights on how to improve his or her poems, fiction and nonfiction. The peer review aspect of the MFA workshop, in addition to the substantial amount of proofreading and editing I've done and continue to do, academically and professionally, have inspired me to continue growing in my education--as a teacher and student.
I'll gauge my student's initial standing by asking him or her to write an expository essay in which he or she introduces his or herself. The essay will indicate the areas we'll need to work on, but I'll also learn about the student's relative strengths. A tailored lesson plan will be formed according to the student's unique needs. We'll set goals, target dates, work from exercises on mechanics, read short stories, etc.
So, if you think you could benefit from a no-fear, step-by-step approach to English, please look no further.
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