I hold a Master of Fine Arts from Northwestern University’s Writing
for the Screen + Stage program, and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. While studying at Northwestern, I had the privilege and pleasure of teaching two Foundations of Screenwriting courses to NU undergraduates. Those first forays into teaching were delightfully challenging, immensely rewarding, and awoke in me a passion for teaching that is on par with my passion for writing. Since completing my studies, I have sought out opportunities that combine these two passions in the form of tutoring and writing consultation.
Currently, I tutor within the full spectrum of humanities and social sciences, but concentrate on exercising and expanding upon my students’ command of the English language
generally, and their creative and expository writing skills specifically. Whether the goal is to complete a writing assignment for World History
class or prepare for a short-essay
test on 18th Century Romantic Poetry, not only do we work together on their ability to articulate their ideas with proper grammar
, syntax and dynamic vocabulary
, but we also work together on improving their critical thinking abilities, reading
comprehension, research techniques, organization
methods, revision and editing
proficiency, and time-management skills.
As a tutor, I feel that my responsibility is not only to assist my students with their current schoolwork, but also to hone and cultivate the skills they will need to succeed on their own in college, the work place, or anywhere else that their dreams may take them. As a writing consultant, I feel that my responsibility is to hone and cultivate the arguments and the language elements used to make them in thesis papers, dissertations, college application
essays, cover letters, articles and creative works all with the same objective as in tutoring: to guide potential through the growth process so far as the student is willing to work through it.
24 hours notice required
Rates may be negotiated for long-term regular students.
Rates for non-regular assistance with expository writing are TBD.
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
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I've often been caught sitting in my pj's in the middle of the day, eating a ball of port wine cheddar (sans crackers) while in the midst of a movie marathon. No, it doesn't look like I'm doing much, but I'm actually writing. How can that be, you ask? Well,
every time I watch a film I am actively watching it, analyzing it, critiquing it, figuring out what works, what doesn't work, and how and...