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Peter N.

Recently Retired High School and College English Teacher

Seattle, WA (98119)

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English

I have been a certificated English teacher since 1986. My full-time teaching positions have been at Federal Way High School, Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island, and Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek. I have taught all levels, from 7th to 12th grade. For the past sixteen years I have taught multiple sections of University of Washington English 131, 111, and Comparative Literature 240, in the UW College in the High School program.

Grammar

Grammar is best taught when integrated with writing instruction. Students are able to see how grammar knowledge improves their ability to write for a variety of purposes to specific audiences.

Literature

Each year, for the past twenty-five years, I have taught at least one literature class. Most of my academic work and teaching has focused on major 20th century American authors, as well as authors born after World War II.

Proofreading

I have done proofreading and editing since I was a graduate student at Western Washington University in the 1970s. I was co-publisher and editor of a magazine and proofread all copy for 4+ years.

As an English composition teacher, each semester I proofread and edit hundreds of papers.

Reading

While working at Antioch University in their Masters in Education program, I taught a reading strategies course to elementary and secondary teacher candidates.

SAT Writing

I have been a writing instructor for the University of Washington College in the High School program for the past 16 years. The courses requires students to read and analyze complex essays, novels, short stories, and poems, then write academic essays based on these readings.

Over the years, I have worked informally with individual students to help prepare them for the SAT tests.

Writing

I have been involved with writing and teaching writing for most of my adult life. My teaching and tutoring experience includes work with people of all ages. The keys to improving writing skills include writing almost every day to improve fluency (the ability to write quickly) and developing an effective writing process to reduce anxiety and "writer's block."

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