Austin Peay State University (English)
Columbia College Chicago (Other)
Hello! My name is Kate G. I have a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Austin Peay State University (2011), and an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago (2013). While I was obtaining my undergraduate degree, I worked as a Graduate Student Instructor for the English Department. I taught 3 sections of Writing and Rhetoric while I was there, to both traditional and nontraditional students. I also worked as a graduate writing consultant for the Learning Studio, and tutored students of many different disciplines. My boss also put me on special writing projects, that helped fund and promote our many programs, such as peer tutoring.
While I was in undergrad, I tutored students for the Academic Support Center's Writing Lab. I also taught seminar classes for Intro to College Writing, Praxis Prep, and MLA/APA styles. I would say that my tutoring style is student oriented, working to address the concerns of the student while tackling global concerns first. I use the triage method of tutoring, which addresses the three largest concerns first, so as not to overwhelm the student and to keep a focus. I find that if you address the global concerns (content development, etc.) the local concerns (grammar) works itself out.
In the past, I have also taught writing workshops outside the classroom, specifically for the Magdalene House, which is an organization that helps women recover from abuse, prostitution, and addiction. I have also completed a manuscript for my thesis, and have completed dozens of papers over the years. Currently I serve as an advisor & leader for my church's writing group, and have served as president & founder of the creative writing community for Austin Peay State University. I also currently serve as a volunteer tutor for Open Books here in Chicago, which is an organization that helps fight against illiteracy among Chicago Public School Students. Lastly, I have editing experience, working as a co-editor for Black Tongue Review, an arts & literature magazine.
In the past, I have been described as a kind, compassionate, and caring educator & person. I have also been described as creative, responsible, organized, and detail oriented. I am passionate about what I do and the gifts writing offers. Hello! My name is Kate G. I have a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Austin Peay State University (2011), and an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago (2013). While I was obtaining my undergraduate degree, I worked as a Graduate Student Instructor for the English Department. I taught 3 sections of Writing and Rhetoric while I was there,
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