I specialize in working with college students (including graduate and nontraditional students) on writing, time management, and learning skills. I love working with students who are struggling to balance school, work, and life, and teaching them the concrete strategies they can use to perform well.
My professional background includes 6 years of work in higher education. I have taught and tutored both academic and creative writing at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Philadelphia University. I am also well-versed in the art of tutoring from 3 years of managing the peer tutoring program at Philadelphia University. I developed a training curriculum for tutors who specialized in content areas, and I worked individually with students of all ages on developing good academic skills. I've helped first-year design students figure out how to manage the hours upon hours of work they have to complete, and I've helped graduate students learn how to digest huge amounts of technical information in short periods of time.
Tutoring sessions with me usually begin with informal conversation. It's important that I get to know the student, and that together we quickly identify the challenges the student is having. From there, I guide the student through a structured learning process, asking questions designed to help them think not just about "what" they are learning, but "how" they are learning.
Together, we can work on:
-Undergraduate and graduate writing assignments
-Transitioning into the academic demands of a new college program
-College Application Essays
-Preparing for job interviews or oral presentations
-Cover letters and resumes
-Time management and goal-setting
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