My name is Maureen, and I am a former doctoral candidate in English literature. I have a life-long passion for reading and writing: my summa cum laude B.A. led to a tuition scholarship and graduate research assistant award followed by a full teaching fellowship as a doctoral student.
I didn't complete my dissertation, yet I have years of reading, writing, editing and research experience. I had a double major as an undergraduate in English and Communications, which means I also have journalism experience. My public speaking skills developed as I taught, helped organize scholarly conferences, and delivered professional papers.
I have taught college composition and literature, basic writing, and business writing. Further, I was a tutor in a University writing center, where I assisted composition, literature, and ESL students.
I am competent to tutor writing across disciplines in all stages from brainstorming to finished drafts. I am able to assist reading comprehension and I have numerous strategies to help students acquire competency reading newer or difficult texts.
I have taken a graduate seminar in ESL and tutored ESL writing.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. While I don't have an office, I am able to meet at the student's residence (if an adult is present) or in a public place of the client's choosing.
I look forward to working with you.
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