Many students dread writing because they find it tedious or irrelevant to their lives at present; others love to write creatively but find the conventions of academic discourse too constricting. My goal, both as a professor of college writing and as a tutor, is to help students view every assignment as an opportunity to explore the ideas that interest them and to produce pieces of writing that are both relevant and unique. Once they feel empowered by the conventions of genre rather than constrained, they are free to begin exploring the world around them and cultivating a craft that will serve them in any field of study they pursue.
I have been teaching at the college level for over two years now and firmly believe that those who invest themselves in the creative act of writing demonstrate a higher level of intellectual engagement with the topics at hand. Therefore, I strive to equip students with basic composition techniques that can be applied to a variety of genres and to support the development of writing projects that are both critically sound and creative in nature. Once a student begins writing from a place of personal interest, even research papers become truly inspired pieces of writing and sources of pride.
I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where I also teach Introduction to College Writing and Research Writing, and have worked in the publishing industry as a proofreader and associate editor. My experiences writing for both the page and the stage have taught me to be patient and disciplined in my own writing practices, and my tutoring style mirrors those habits. My classrooms are laid back yet efficient, and I enjoy collaborating with others to enable work that represents their unique perspective and authorial voice. Whether your project is creative, expository, research-oriented, or all of the above, I can help.
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