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Denice L.

Write Out of Your Block!

Write Out of Your Block!

$49/hour

  • Longmont, CO 80501

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Hi there.

Creativity is the best element of all writing. My graduate degree is an MFA in creative nonfiction. My post-graduate hours in teaching and learning have shown me more ways to assist students in shaking fear of their own written voice.

My tutoring methods are inspired by a great thinker in composition theory whose name is Peter Elbow. His ideas encourage students to trust exactly what they're doing on the page. His thoughts about learning to write create possibilities...

Hi there.

Creativity is the best element of all writing. My graduate degree is an MFA in creative nonfiction. My post-graduate hours in teaching and learning have shown me more ways to assist students in shaking fear of their own written voice.

My tutoring methods are inspired by a great thinker in composition theory whose name is Peter Elbow. His ideas encourage students to trust exactly what they're doing on the page. His thoughts about learning to write create possibilities rather than belabor technical difficulties, which in one's academic career will be addressed ad infinitum.

One particular student I tutored found writing to be the most dreadful thing in the world to do. This student loved math, though, and reading; but writing was "boring," pointless if something could be verbally explained. The rubric was unimportant to him, although I have a knack for showing students how to use it advantageously. I used Elbow's approach to bringing, in my words, the student closer to the page as a forum for thought. By doing this, and chosing one of Elbow's exercises, I assigned to this particular student a challenge that for the first time in his junior high and high school experience caught him by surprise. Secretly, he wrote the assignment--and more. A week later he revealed all of it to me as if for show and tell (remember that?).

Subsequently, he went into AP English. This student developed a writing voice of his own. He writes well, amazed at what he can achieve. It was simple for him once he connected with his creativity; it was that easy to write more, and my method was according to Elbow's philosophy that every student has a teacher inside. My teaching and tutoring exists to show the student he or she can connect with that teacher.


Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Metroplitan State University (MN)
Science and Philosop
Goucher College
Masters
Post graduate hours in the teaching of creative writing
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $49
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Longmont, CO 80501
  • Lesson cancellation: 10 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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$49/hour

Denice L.

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