All my life I've had a love for writing. Though I'm not much of a storyteller myself, I have an easy knack for composition. In the same way that the Periodic Table of Elements makes perfect sense to a chemist, proper spelling, grammar, and syntax as well as appealing, nuanced, and meaningful sentence structure are things I have always understood and employed. In school I often found myself the teachers' unofficial aid. When they'd finished with the lesson, whether it was math, science, history, or English, I always seemed to end up explaining the finer points and answering questions at least as much as the teacher was. Perhaps more even, since my peers found me decidedly less intimidating to approach.
Rather than simply training you to memorize the relevant information by rote via flashcards or some such, I endeavor instead to help you understand WHY the correct answer is what it is. This empowers you to more easily find answers on your own. If you are familiar with the rules of any given subject then the answers you seek will come more readily to you, even when moving into unfamiliar territory for the first time. You're undoubtedly familiar with the phrase, "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." To that, I would add, "teach a man ABOUT fish, and you'll feed his entire village." What I mean by that is this: learning to bait a hook and drop a line in the water is all very fine, but if you understand the fish's diet and behaviors you will better know which baits to use, where, and when for much more success as a fisherman. I believe the same theory applies to any subject.
I have practical experience in composing, editing, and publishing poetry, lyrics, speeches, editorials, essays, theses, resumes, articles, and periodicals. Currently, I work primarily with a local labor union in creating content for their monthly newsletter and editing the newsletter prior to publication. I am also perfectly happy to provide examples of my published work upon request.
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