BA in English, University of Alabama (English)
Hello future student!
My name is Anna and I am a recent graduate of the University of Alabama. I majored in English and minored in creative writing and sociology, graduating with a 4.03 GPA. I am taking a gap year between getting my Bachelors degree and my PhD in American Literature so that my fiancé can finish his engineering degree at Alabama. In this year before we get married, I am hoping to spend more time with students and share my passion for the written word with more students!
I spent a year teaching American poetry and creative writing at Francis Marion High School this past year, and I have taught 13 different writing workshops for students ranging in ages from 7 to 19. I have two young adult fiction novels published, both of which appeared on the 2013 and 2015 summer reading lists for Shelby County, respectively. I am an avid reader and a very big people person. I have spent the last two years volunteering twice weekly with a dyslexic student in an underprivileged elementary school, teaching reading and writing skills. I really enjoy working with students and have experience at all levels of instruction.
I received a 36 on my reading comprehension portion of my ACT, and a 31 score overall. I also scored in the top 9% of all test takers for the English section of the GRE (Graduate Readiness Examination for consideration of PhD programs), and in the top 5% for the top writing scores of the GRE essay portion. I feel confident teaching test preparedness or helping students with day-to-day homework assignments. I am available any time of the day Friday-Sunday, and after 5:30pm Monday through Thursday. I am always available over the phone for quick homework questions or for last-minute pep talks before tests!
- ACT Reading Comprehension - 36
- ACT Overall - 31
- GRE Qualitative Score - 163 (Top 9%)
- GRE Writing Score - 5 (Top 7%)
- 2 Published YA Fiction Novels
- 2 Published Essays in Literary Journals
- Proved Senior Thesis at age 20 (80 page honors thesis tying the modes of societal blindness in American Society in the 1950s and 1960s to the literary metaphoric blindness of prolific African American literary texts in the latest canon)
- 1 year teaching English in the classroom
- 300+ hours spent teaching writing in workshop settings
Teaching is my ultimate goal and my passion, and I can assure you that your child's (or your own!) continued success is my number one priority. I hope to make our lessons something to look forward to, and to build a relationship so that improvement is celebrated and mistakes are seen as chances for advancement. I also really enjoy baking and am not above edible rewards when a certain grade is met or project is completed! (: Hello future student!
My name is Anna and I am a recent graduate of the University of Alabama. I majored in English and minored in creative writing and sociology, graduating with a 4.03 GPA. I am taking a gap year between getting my Bachelors degree and my PhD in American Literature so that my fiancé can finish his engineering degree at
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