For the past four years, I have taught a 3-week intensive class at Brown University's Summer Program. In this course, I helped students gain a firmer grasp on grammar, sharper revision skills, and a greater command of language. It was a great pleasure to see the leaps and bounds my students made in their speed, strength, and authority as writers.
Before arriving at Brown, I worked for a number of years as a proofreader, copyeditor and fact-checker at dozens of publishing and advertising firms throughout Manhattan. I have done freelance editing work for Scholastic, J. Crew, Allworth Press, Black Enterprise magazine, and Early Childhood Today. My fiction has been published in many literary journals; one of my stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
As a tutor, I work hard at tailoring my instruction to whatever area the student needs the most assistance in. I believe in giving as much positive reinforcement as possible; guiding a student toward finding their own voice and individual style is one of the great rewards of teaching.
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