I am an experienced and passionate English teacher. I currently teach college-level Creative Writing and high school English, and I've been a high school teacher for seven years and a college instructor for 10. My teaching subjects include American Literature, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism and Creative Writing, as well as Science Writing, basic Composition, and post-Cold War European politics.
For academic work, I specialize in literature and writing, though I can also help with subjects such as social studies and biology and philosophy. Study skills are important to me: I help students learn to read faster, remember what they read, and improve their comprehension and literary analysis skills. I have many tips to help my students manage their time, overcome procrastination, take quality notes, and become lifelong learners.
I especially like to help students with college application essays, SAT essays, and academic papers. My own writing has been published in prominent literary journals and I have also won writing awards (I also have two books out). One of my college essay students got into Harvard (I'm just saying... we worked on her essay for two months, and I love working with students helping them tell their personal stories and shape their essays into sophisticated, memorable pieces that will get the attention of admissions committees).
For SAT prep, I help students master the Writing and Verbal sections, and I have taught and still teach fast-paced, serious SAT classes in a private enrichment academy. My SAT essay class is especially popular, and I help many students who begin the course barely literate in English to write excellent, timed essays.
Remember me if your student needs essay help, SAT prep, or to get ahead in English class! I look forward to your inquiry and will respond as soon as I can.
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