George Washington University (Communications)
Yale University (Master's)
I live and work in Palm Beach County, Florida, where I grew up. For many years, I worked on environmental policy issues in Washington, D.C. I landed a job right out of undergrad at Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs upon earning my B.A. in Communications from The George Washington University. I served as staff for two Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in the 1990s: Representative Harry Johnston and Senator Bob Graham. I blew out of D.C. swearing never to come back because no good could come of this, earned my Masters of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry, and then of course returned to D.C. where I worked first at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs and then at the Ocean Conservancy as legislative director. Subsequently, I worked for the House Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oceans and Wildlife until my position was eliminated in 2010 with the advent of the Republican Majority. Since then, I have returned to Florida to work as a grassroots organizer for the Sierra Club.
In addition to many years in policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing, I have participated in natural resource and environmental decision making in a number of professional perspectives. I enjoy helping students understand the import and relevance of the natural sciences to make the learning process manageable and meaningful.
I think what makes me a good English tutor is a sense of what's most important in the work world. Employers value someone who is a good writer, can articulate ideas well, and can communicate effectively regardless of the audience. In addition, most of us enjoy working and being with others who can express themselves well. These skills can be learned, of course, but it's also possible to develop communications attributes that will bring lifelong benefits.
I look forward to hearing about your goals and helping you exceed them! I live and work in Palm Beach County, Florida, where I grew up. For many years, I worked on environmental policy issues in Washington, D.C. I landed a job right out of undergrad at Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs upon earning my B.A. in Communications from The George Washington University. I served as staff for two Members of the Florida
I am qualified to tutor in handwriting because I possess excellent verbal skills, have great patience, and respect the often-under-recognized difficulty inherent in learning to write.