Principia College (English)
Arizona State University (Master's)
Thanks for considering me as your future tutor! I have a wide range of experience in the writing education field from college to elementary school classrooms, disability centers, and even prison. I strongly believe every single student is different and, thus, requires unique methods to best thrive. I take full advantage of the one-on-one tutoring model to assess student's needs on a very individual basis and address their specific needs.
It's not hard for me to be enthusiastic about writing because I know my writing development offered me great career opportunities, personal joy, and clarity about my own and others' opinions. In 2012 I was a finalist for the Arizona State University Teaching Excellence awards for innovative teaching methods and my sense of humor in the classroom.
I am currently an instructor for Chicago City Colleges where I teach English 101 and English 100 for developing writers. For the past three years I taught film and theatre courses at Arizona State University. I also worked at the University's Disability Resource Center as an exam proctor and counselor. I worked with students with a wide-range of special needs including sensory disabilities (like sight or hearing impairments), anxiety/bi-polar tendencies, and learning disabilities (dyslexia etc.). Each day was a new challenge at the DRC, but over time I learned while my educational approaches had to be uniquely tailored, the basis of all my work was to be empathetic and patient with everyone. Before I moved to Arizona for grad school I tutored writing style and grammar at Principia College. While working for the Writing Center I coached multiple students through the college, grad school, and job application process. I enjoyed getting to know students individually and helping them realize and communicate their best traits to future employers and programs.
Beyond the typical classroom experience, I have been a high school speech and debate coach for the past four years. I coached public speaking and interpretive events--including a national semi-finalist in humorous interpretation at the 2014 National Tournament. I tutored and taught inmates at New Mexico State Penitentiary last spring in essay and creative writing.
I am ready to work with writers high school and up! There are no bad writers--just people who haven't fully unlocked their potential yet. Work with me to find and fulfill that potential! Thanks for considering me as your future tutor! I have a wide range of experience in the writing education field from college to elementary school classrooms, disability centers, and even prison. I strongly believe every single student is different and, thus, requires unique methods to best thrive. I take full advantage of the one-on-one tutoring
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Currently, I teach beginning English courses at Harold Washington College. I also spent a year tutoring writing and English to students who were unable to pass writing proficiency tests. I graduated with highest honors and a BA in English from Principia College.