(Attended) University of Michigan (English)
Northwestern University (Master's)
I love to help others get better in difficult subject areas, particular in English and history. Although I don't have formal tutoring experience, I've spent my entire life to date helping friends and family improve their academic papers and assist with other writing-based coursework. Having majored in English as an undergrad and journalism as a graduate student at Northwestern University, I have a strong command of language principles and feel confident in my ability to help others improve their writing, reading and critical thinking skills.
As a working journalist, I also do all of the above as an editor, working with my colleagues to improve their writing, grammar and style.
I also minored in Near Eastern History as an undergrad, and took AP history courses in high school. I consider myself a history buff and am always excited to share that interest with others.
I work as an editor at a newspaper company, which also includes copy editing work for newspapers, online and magazine formats. I've also spent time as a "big" in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and I've worked extensively with my "little" on improving his reading and writing skills, as well as his vocabulary.
I'm passionate about the English language and am always eager to help others improve their writing, from nitty gritty grammar details to large-scale issues, like structure and thematic consistency. Having a great deal of experience in this field, I am very patient and always willing to go through different aspects of the writing process as slowly as necessary. I've also worked hard to perfect the ability to provide constructive criticism without being negative -- I think it is very important to let a student know that you are there to help them, not tear them down. Positive feedback is something I have found works wonders in building confidence and helping to get pieces of information stick in a student or work colleague's mind. I love to help others get better in difficult subject areas, particular in English and history. Although I don't have formal tutoring experience, I've spent my entire life to date helping friends and family improve their academic papers and assist with other writing-based coursework. Having majored in English as an undergrad and journalism as a
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I majored in English as an undergrad at the University of Michigan. There, a received a strong education in both the study of literature and the mechanics of writing. In addition, of course, through those studies I also strengthened my analytical abilities.
I was an English major as an undergraduate, for which I of course immersed myself in a wide range of literary genres. Although I have a busy work schedule, I always find time to read in my free time, particularly fiction. While there are some who dismiss the value of studying literature, I believe there's immense knowledge to be gained from it.
I've worked in the journalism field for three-plus years. Currently, I am an assistant managing editor and copy editor for newspapers and a quarterly magazine. A significant percentage of my daily work entails proofreading my own work and the work of others.
Having taken the ACT, SAT and GRE, I'm well-versed in the types of vocabulary questions that appear on those tests. In general, as an English major and then a journalism major, I've always been passionate about words and their uses.
As a journalist, writing is a central facet of my job. I write just about every day, and, as an editor, work with others to improve their writing. In my free time, I also like to write about a number of subjects, including travel and sports.