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Vanessa B.

Winter Park, FL

$85/hour

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Rollins College
English
UCF
Master's
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Master's

Education

Rollins College (English)

UCF (Master's)

Vermont College of Fine Arts (Master's)

About Vanessa

A dedicated instructor with experience teaching at Rollins College, UCF, and the City University of Hong Kong, I'd love to lend my 10+ years of teaching expertise to your next English assignment, humanities paper, or college essay. I've earned both an MA in English and MFA in Writing, have led Master classes as a Visiting Writer at Trinity Preparatory School, Valencia College, Manhattanville College, to name a few.

Writing is a craft that can be improved upon. I am passionate about writing well and hold my students to the high standards I expect from myself. Effective teaching grows out of one's own practice. Whatever your goal, I will do my best to help you to meet it.

I'm the author of stories and a novel, both of which have earned literary awards and critical praise. My essays have been widely published in The Paris Review Daily, Tin House and Kenyon Review Online, The Millions, and many other places. In 2014 I served as a judge for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Fellowship in Literature, and this year will serve as judge for The Florida Review's Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award. I have extensive expertise in preparing graduate school applications, creative theses and portfolios, and the editorial process on book-length projects, from querying agents to proofing manuscripts pre-publication.
A dedicated instructor with experience teaching at Rollins College, UCF, and the City University of Hong Kong, I'd love to lend my 10+ years of teaching expertise to your next English assignment, humanities paper, or college essay. I've earned both an MA in English and MFA in Writing, have led Master classes as a Visiting Writer at Trinity Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Winter Park, FL 32789
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Geography,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Geography

I've read and traveled widely and am well-familiar with geography -- during my undergraduate education, I spent three semesters studying abroad in Australia, England, and France. I have traveled to Asia for extended stays in Thailand and Bali, among others. In 2008 I lived in Costa Rica. When I'm not traveling far and wide, much of my literary fiction is set in foreign countries, which means I often undertake a great deal of research that includes geography.

World History

As a holder of two graduate degrees and a lifelong student of literature and writing, I have an above-average grasp of world history because world events, past and present, play a constant role in my research and creative projects. Much of the study of literature includes world history, and history remained one of my favorite subjects in college. In addition, I have traveled widely in Western Europe and the Pacific, as well as throughout the U.S. and Canada, to many historical sites, all of which have bolstered my knowledge.

Writing

I’ve published two books, both of which have garnered literary awards and accolades including the Independent Publisher Gold and Bronze Medals; most recently, one was long-listed for the SIBA Award/Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize and the Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Literary Fiction. In addition to writing fiction, I teach courses for UCF and Rollins College.

Rollins College
English
UCF
Master's
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Master's

Education

Rollins College (English)

UCF (Master's)

Vermont College of Fine Arts (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vanessa will travel within 2 miles of Winter Park, FL 32789.