Hello! As a tutor of all things verbal, I bring a wide range of experience and training. I hold an MA in English
and Creative Writing
from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I did two years of additional graduate work in Comparative Literature
at Kent State and I studied English and American Literature with a concentration in Modern Literature at the University of Kentucky. I have published poetry in a number of literary magazines and am the author of a chapbook of poems. I spent ten years as a free-lance writer and editor
. I have taught the following college courses: Freshman English, Remedial English, Advanced Composition, Advanced Composition for Non-English Majors, Introduction to Literature I & II, Special Studies in Poetry: Stylistics, Creative Writing: Poetry. On the high school level, I have taught sophomore and senior English.
Because I have always been a great test-taker and because there always seems to be a great demand, I have been tutoring test prep recently and can offer the following: ACT English
, and Science
verbal (97th percentile); GRE Advanced Test in Literature (92% percentile); LSAT
(99th percentile). I actually think the logic
games on the LSAT are fun! I also prepare students for the GMAT
by teaching them all the relevant grammatical issues needed for the sentence correction, as well as the logic and RC. (The rates for LSAT and GMAT preparation are substantially higher than the rates for other tests; please e-mail for prices)
If you are one of those who can’t quite get the special types of thinking that literature demands, or if you need assistance in your own essay
writing or your own poetry, I can help you with any genre of literary studies or any type of writing task.
I especially enjoy the one-to-one relationship of tutoring, within which I can quickly diagnose a student’s weaknesses and work with him or her on precisely those issues that need addressing. With my direction and your hard work, we can help you find the success that eludes you in the classroom environment!
At present I teach only at the Evanston Public Library, main branch, or via Skype.