Simpson University (Literature, Folklore)
Saint Mary's College of California (Master's)
Graduate Theological Union (Other)
I'm a professional writer, instructor, and academician with a passion for the humanities and a natural gift for teaching. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make sure my clients receive the instruction they need in a way that is optimally useful and comfortable for them. I have taught English composition, creative writing, literary theory, and Art history at the university level and was also a university Writing Center instructor. I'm presently pursuing a second terminal degree at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
In addition to my pursuits in academia and writing, I am also a pastoral counselor and chaplain-in-training. My approach to tutoring is efficient and precise, but also welcoming and supportive, with a good deal of lightheartedness. I can help make the educational process enjoyable and accessible for you or your child!
I offer the highest quality instruction in English (grammar, composition, creative and technical/academic writing, literature and literary theory), history, anthropology, folklore, philosophy, theology, religious studies, and art history. I occasionally provide some proof-reading services, but I do not take editing jobs. I'm a professional writer, instructor, and academician with a passion for the humanities and a natural gift for teaching. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make sure my clients receive the instruction they need in a way that is optimally useful and comfortable for them. I have taught English composition, creative writing, literary
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I hold an undergraduate degree in folkloristics, which is in essence a subdiscipline of cultural anthropology. As such, I have done a great deal of work in the field of cultural anthropology and remain up-to-date in my academic reading on the subject. Further, my previous academic studies in anthropology are in many ways integral to my current academic work.
I am presently completing a terminal degree in theology. I have roughly 15 years of experience studying the Bible seriously in an academic fashion, including in its original languages of Greek and Hebrew. I am also in formation as an Anglican priest, and part of that formation requires the ability to have a high level of knowledge regarding Biblical texts, and to be able to speak with some authority to their history, content, and significance.
The study of religion—in various contexts—has been a major part of my interior life for over 20 years. I have a background in academic religious studies and comparative religion, as well as many years of experiential study in monastic life and immersion in a fairly wide spectrum of religious settings (Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and others). I am presently training to be an Anglican (Episcopal) priest.