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Carla M.

Boston, MA

$75/hour

Harvard & Yale Grad w/ 5 Years Teaching College Writing & English

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Harvard University
English Literature
Yale University (Yale School of Drama)
Master's
Tufts University
Enrolled

Education

Harvard University (English Literature)

Yale University (Yale School of Drama) (Master's)

Tufts University (Enrolled)

About Carla

Hi! My name is Carla; I am currently a graduate student in English Literature at Tufts University. I graduated from Harvard College with an honors B.A. in English and American Literature, and I received my master's from Yale University in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and Literature. I have taught college writing and English at Tufts for the past five years, which has granted me a keen understanding of what constitutes successful, college-level writing. My undergraduate work and graduate studies have given me an extensive background on a range of literary fields and genres including, but not limited to: Composition, Drama (particularly Shakespeare, Restoration Drama, and American Comedy), Literary Theory, Romantic Literature, Early Modern, and the Victorian Novel.

As a college writing instructor, I've taken great pride in sharing my passion for both literature and language with my students. I believe that teaching writing is hardly a "one-size-fits-all" proposition, and my approach always changes to suit the specific needs and perspective of my student. Following a thorough diagnostic of a student's current writing, we follow a special, personalized plan designed to give him/her the best tools for success, focusing on rhetoric, analysis, and research methodology. I foster an open, responsive environment that adapts to suit the personality of each student.

In addition to specializing in English, Literature, and Writing, I am well-versed to prepare students for a variety of standardized tests. I have completed many Advanced Placement courses, in addition to receiving perfect scores on the SAT Verbal and SAT Writing Tests.
Hi! My name is Carla; I am currently a graduate student in English Literature at Tufts University. I graduated from Harvard College with an honors B.A. in English and American Literature, and I received my master's from Yale Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Boston, MA 02108
In-person lessons
Art:
Theatre
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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English

I have multiple degrees in English and Dramatic Literature. I have a B.A. from Harvard College (with honors) in English and American Literature, in addition to a masters from Yale University in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and Literature. For the past five years, I have been enrolled as a graduate student in English Literature at Tufts University, pursuing my M.A./Ph.D.

Grammar

As a current graduate student in the English Department at Tufts University, I have spent five years teaching introductory Expository Writing courses, which I solely designed and led. I planned syllabi and reading lists, composed paper assignments, led peer review sessions, and worked closely with each student on his/her essays. I have extensive experience giving instruction in grammar, style, proper citation, and research methods.

Literature

I have multiple degrees from Ivy League and top-tier research universities in the field of Literature. I graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in English and American Literature, hold a master's degree from Yale in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and Literature, and am currently pursuing a graduate degree from Tufts in English Literature. I have completed coursework in a range of fields, including: 19th-Century British Fiction, Restoration Drama, Early Modern Drama, Chaucer, Shakespeare, American Comedy, Literary and Dramatic Theory, European Drama, and Greek Tragedy.

Proofreading

As a college writing instructor, I have years of experience proofreading the work of my students, demonstrating to them the importance of care and professionalism in producing polished, academic prose. In addition, during my undergraduate years at Harvard, I worked as both an Editor and Associate Editor for the Let's Go series of travel guides. I edited copy from research-writers working abroad, and proofread the guides prior to publication.

Reading

Given that I've spent most of my adult life studying different genres of literature, it's hardly surprising that I have a passion for the printed page! I believe that strong close-reading skills are vital to success in academic writing, and mine have served me well through years of classes in everything from the Victorian Novel to German Drama. I have always emphasized close-reading to my college students, which has helped spur a variety of academic discussions--from the essays of Thomas Hobbes to the representation of gender roles in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

I have also received perfect scores on the SAT Reading (Verbal) Section and the SAT Writing Section.

SAT Reading

I received a perfect score on the SAT Reading (Verbal) Section. I am equipped to help students enhance their critical reading, polish test-taking skills, and practice vocabulary drills. I have spent five years teaching Writing and English to undergraduates, and close-reading skills have been a cornerstone of my classes.

SAT Writing

I received a perfect score on the SAT Writing Test. In my time as an undergraduate writing instructor, I have honed my writing and composition skills, workshopping and evaluating undergraduate essays. By conducting lengthy one-on-one conferences with each of my students, I have gained greater insight into the most useful ways to provide feedback and assist in the revision process, particularly for students who struggle with time management. This experience has left me especially well-suited to prepare students to succeed on the SAT Writing Section.

Theatre

I have extensive experience in both practical dramaturgy and dramatic literature. I currently hold an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University's School of Drama, where I also worked as a production dramaturg on both student and professional productions. I also worked on student theatrical productions as an undergraduate at Harvard College. Following college, I spent a summer working as a production intern at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, Connecticut. I also gained experience teaching acting/theater to young women ages 9-13 at a performing/fine arts camp in the Berkshires. My research interests have particularly focused on Restoration Drama, Early Modern Drama, and American Comedy, but I have studied a wide range of drama in depth, from Greek and Roman texts to German Romanticism and the American Avant Garde. I am experienced in teaching drama as literature, but I have also spent time working as a practitioner.

Vocabulary

As a lifelong bookworm and perennial graduate student, my love of language is well-documented. I have succeeded at a panoply of standardized tests that depended on vocabulary and language skills, which I am eager to share with students currently facing a barrage of exams. As a writing instructor, I like to emphasize the power of active language, showing students that the best writing depends on using the "right" words, not simply the "biggest"!

Writing

For the past five years, I have taught undergraduate Expository Writing classes at Tufts. I solely designed and led classes that focused on rhetoric, structure, and research methodology. Through a combination of intensive writing workshops, class discussion, and critical analysis, I helped my students build the foundation for their future academic success.

Harvard University
English Literature
Yale University (Yale School of Drama)
Master's
Tufts University
Enrolled

Education

Harvard University (English Literature)

Yale University (Yale School of Drama) (Master's)

Tufts University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Travel policy

Carla will travel within 5 miles of Boston, MA 02108.