In brief, I am here to help students of all ages and ability levels make the most of the awesome power of language. Spoken or written, language allows us to transmute our memories and inner truths into a form that our fellow humans can decode and understand. Through language, humans can preserve their thoughts in a form that time cannot touch. When mastered, language makes people immortal, time-traveling telepaths. When a student reaches for their true voice and expression with their use of language, small things like grammar, mechanics and standardized tests fall into place easily.
I am a trained, experienced English tutor and editor prepared to assist you with any English language project, written or spoken. At the Evergreen State College, I made a thorough study of human language acquisition and mastery at all stages of learning and a deep exploration of best practices in one-on-one instruction. I have worked as a college level writing tutor and a copy editor for a daily newspaper. In addition, I have extensive theatrical and stand-up comedy experience which makes me uniquely qualified to assist beginning actors or students who must perform their work as well as write it.
I specialize in young adult education, middle school through college. However, I have proven success in engaging and exciting students of all ages about the power and possibilities of language and literature. I get results and my students and I have tremendous fun along the way. I reach for a mastery of English mechanics that does not cost a student their unique voice and perspective - the very things language is meant to preserve and express! Students or parents of students who dread English class are urged to make contact immediately. Taking English from feared to favored is my specialty.
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