The New School (Literary Studies)
Throughout college I helped fellow students and graduate students effectively communicate their ideas by assisting their writing process, editing their work, and showing simple, evocative means of expression. Upon graduation, I began taking on private students, teaching strategies for better reading, including easy ways to engage in any text, and quick ways of shaping ideas.
For four years I lived in Germany, and have two year's experience teaching basic German. I've also taught English to French students in Paris, as well as German students in Berlin and Heidelberg. Other than languages, my interests include essay composition, close readings of literary authors, translation, and creative writing. I have put these interests to work in my contributions to Art Papers, an international bi-monthly art publication.
I believe that developing personal interest in the subject matter at hand is the most important method of learning as well as writing truly persuasive and factual responses.
Over the past 8 years I've studied the history of English literature, the grammar of the language, and have worked both as editor and composer of English texts. This knowledge, combined with a desire to make the language useful, effective, and personal, shape my teaching process. My knowledge of a variety of foreign language assists with ESL/ESOL students, as well as teaching interesting reasons for a native English speaker's linguistic peculiarities.
I've available most hours of the week, and look forward to assisting students to express themselves freely. Throughout college I helped fellow students and graduate students effectively communicate their ideas by assisting their writing process, editing their work, and showing simple, evocative means of expression. Upon graduation, I began taking on private students, teaching strategies for better reading, including easy ways to engage in any text, and
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While at the University of Georgia, I studied the Ancient Greek language for two years. This involved reading authors from Homer into the Hellenic period, as well as the Suda. As a literature student, and a reader of classics, I've acquainted myself with the various myths, rites, histories, and belief system of the civilizations and cultures termed 'classic'. I'm also well acquainted with Latin, both classical and medieval/ecclesiastical, and devoted time at the Universität Heidelberg, using their extensive collection to study classical Egyptian.
At the University of Georgia, I took two years of Ancient Greek. I am familiar with the various Ancient Dialects (Ionian, Aeolic, Dorian), and have much experience reading the New Testament in Greek. I've translated parts of Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Pindar.