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I love writing. I love teaching. I love the advertising and marketing business. I've written and published books, owned and edited magazines, owned a New York City ad agency, and headed up 35-person creative groups consisting of writers, art directors and designers of all ages and backgrounds. I live in Maine but work during the week in Boston, so I have free time on weeknights to tutor students who need help with writing, English assignments, SAT or ACT prep, advertising and marketing course work, or even people in the business world looking to help their businesses grow.
When I was younger, I taught undergraduate creative writing at The University of Colorado and have mentored dozens and dozens of students, writers and art directors over the course of my career. I do it because I enjoy doing it, not for the money. I believe in making learning fun because that's the way things are appreciated and remembered.
It would be my pleasure to help you learn and to make it possible for you to enjoy life as I have.
I played for a very competitive college golf team and have written over 1000 golf swing tips in my career, along with hundreds of articles about the game of golf. I have worked with hundreds of junior players and been a club champion. As publisher and editor of two golf magazines, I have had the chance to meet and/or play with with almost all the top-name PGA tour professionals, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Tom Lehman and many others.
I am not a PGA professional, but I have a keen eye for the golf swing and know how to boil the swing down to basics that people can understand.
I am currently Director of Marketing for an international luxury resort development company, where I lead the company's marketing group in all its efforts. These include marketing, planning, budgeting, advertising, media planning and buying, social media campaigns, web site development, search engine optimization, etc.
I have worked in the marketing and advertising field for more than 25 years and have earned dozens of industry awards for national and international advertising campaigns. In New York City, I was the co-owner and creative director of a $100-million advertising agency. Some of the clients whose advertising business I have worked on include Walt Disney Co., R.J. Reynolds, General Mills, Betty Crocker, General Electric, Seiko, Newsweek Interactive, Chemical Bank and others.
I have a thorough understanding of marketing strategy and the tactics that make marketing campaigns work. I love talking about marketing and sharing ideas, whether it's with colleagues around the world or students here in Boston. Marketing is an exciting field and one that's a lot of fun. Learning about it should be, too.
I have written professionally for more than 20 years about topics ranging from current events and world news to rock music and ice hockey. I taught undergraduate creative writing at the University of Colorado and am well versed in the rules of clear communication and the many elements of structure and style. I love writing and want my enthusiasm to be contagious so that my writing students come away from our sessions energized and eager to approach their writing assignments with new-found passion.
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