University of Colorado Colorado Springs (English Literature)
Hello, students! My name is Sarah and I'm a recent college graduate with a bachelors in English literature and a minor in creative writing. I chose to pursue an English degree because of my deep love of literature and writing. My passion for my subject led me to be very dedicated in school and, as a result, I was a straight A English student. I maintained a 3.9 or above GPA throughout school and managed to graduated summa cum laude, as well as with departmental honors. However, my love for my subject did not stop with the completion of my undergraduate degree and now I would like to use my knowledge and love for literature and the English language to help another student succeed. Although I know that a lot of people find English classes daunting I think that the right perspective and a partner in learning can go a long way to improving your experience, and grades.
My strongest skills are in writing and dissecting literature. I minored in creative writing because it challenges the mind in a whole other way from more academic writing, and, between the critical thinking skills I learned in literature classes and the creative mindset I developed in my creative writing classes, I have a very firm hold on what it takes to be a both a good reader and a good writer, the two skills it takes to be successful in English classes. English classes are very cooperative and community based, it is hard to really get into the material without discussion and feedback from peers. As a tutor I hope to be able to help you get deeper into the material and think more critically about your own work in the same way that my peers helped me.
I do not have a lot of tutoring experience. I spent one summer tutoring elementary students in reading skills, and I've taught English as a foreign language in Madagascar; however, in the pursuit of my degree and my minor I spent a lot of time with other students, helping them improve papers, or working through texts. Although these were mutual learning experiences and not official tutoring lessons I believe that the fundamentals are much the same and that I am well equipped to take on a tutoring position. I have practice in leading discussions and giving constructive feedback designed to help students improve and deepen their work. Additionally, I think one of the most helpful things that any English student can have is someone with whom to discuss their ideas, someone who will challenge those ideas and help you develop the critical thinking and argumentative skills necessary to be successful in English classes. I can be that person for you.
As a student of English myself I do not believe that it is possible for a student to learn just by having someone teach at them. It takes discussion and thought for anyone to really get a grasp on the material. What I can do as a tutor is to work alongside the student to help them improve their methods of understanding and learning. Of course, I can also evaluate work to help the student improve and make sure that they stay on the right track.
English is a very deep subject and it takes a brave soul to explore it to its depth, and it is always more fun to explore with a friend, so I look forward to hearing from you! Hello, students! My name is Sarah and I'm a recent college graduate with a bachelors in English literature and a minor in creative writing. I chose to pursue an English degree because of my deep love of literature and writing. My passion for my subject led me to be very dedicated in school and, as a result, I was a straight A English student. I
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