I have always loved learning (and school, though the two don't always go hand-in-hand). I am lucky to be the youngest of four kids, so I had not only parents who read to me as I grew up, but brothers who (sometimes) did as well. Being read to by family became a love of reading
, and my desire to learn grew into an appetite for breaking down and analyzing what I read to understand it even better. As I read more, and thought more about what I read, I also began to fall in love with writing
. As an undergraduate, my senior thesis in the honors program in English
was one of four from across the university that Brown University selected to publish.
In my opinion, the only thing better than making a discovery is sharing that sense of discovery through teaching. I have taught an undergraduate section of Jane Austen and cinematic adaptation as well as a freshman writing seminar, both at the University of Pennsylvania. But my true joy in both of those experiences was in the one-on-one interactions I had with students -- helping them figure out how best to read (or watch film
) with a questioning, critical mindset, how best to formulate their questions, and how best to articulate both questions and the answers they find in writing.
My sessions are geared towards each individual student. They are challenging but never overwhelming. I want to make sure that I am providing a valuable service, and helping students make headway towards their goals. I will happily provide assessments along the way as to how students are progressing, and hope to have each student give me feedback as well. I want to learn and improve just as my students do.
I am quite flexible, and while I do need lead time in case of cancellation, I can also reschedule as best as possible.
I hope to hear from you soon, and look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
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