I make an extraordinary teacher, mentor, tutor, and coach because of a strong combination of human empathy and a deep love of learning. I specialize in the English language and its various literatures, vocabulary, and grammar, as well as creative and critical thinking skills.
As an undergraduate, I majored in philosophy and English, with a minor in creative writing. I was known in my English department as a keen analytic thinker and lively conversationalist. I was known in my philosophy department for an exceptional ability to render difficult concepts into everyday language. Across the board, I was recognized as an independent thinker and a talented essayist. I won the Haynes Prize for Essays in Philosophy in 2002.
In addition, I bring to the table the perspective gained through considerable real-world and professional experience. While I worked my way through university as a residential care provider for adults with severe developmental disabilities, I have also employed my written and verbal communications skills in fields as diverse as radio broadcasting, journalism, sales, and as Director of Education for a start-up dot com company delivering online creative writing classes.
I am eager to work with gifted and bright traditional students concerned with vocabulary and reading comprehension for the ACT, SAT, or GRE. I am equally at home with adult learners pursuing a GED or a return to studies after considerable absence and in balance with adult responsibilities.
I look forward to e-mailing or chatting with you soon to learn how I can best serve your learning needs or those of a child or loved one.
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