Harvard University (Philosophy)
Harvard University (Master's)
Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)
As an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, and published essayist, I am passionate about literacy. I am committed to mentoring others in reading and the art and craft of writing. I particularly enjoy teaching dramatic writing to middle and high school age students and tutoring students and professionals who are gifted in other fields who want to improve their communication skills through writing.
I teach reading and writing at all levels. I also teach public speaking to help students and adults become more comfortable and effective communicators. I love tutoring because I value the freedom to customize my teaching approach according to each student's individual interests, goals, and strengths. I find it extremely fulfilling to see a student become empowered and confident as his/her receptive and expressive skills grow. As an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, and published essayist, I am passionate about literacy. I am committed to mentoring others in reading and the art and craft of writing. I particularly enjoy teaching dramatic writing to middle and high school age students and tutoring students and professionals who are gifted in other fields
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I have extensive experience in public speaking. As a teaching fellow at Harvard, besides leading group sessions, I lectured on occasion to 100+ students in medical, business, philosophical and theological ethics. As a minister of twelve years, I preached every Sunday. As a community organizer and founder of the New Eden Collaborative, I gave talks at public events on the environment. As the founder and executive director of Our Secret Garden indoor/outdoor Preschool, I gave talks to parents, the general public, to donors and potential donors on early education. I have also helped teens, adult students, and professionals overcome their fear of public speaking and taught them how to structure, write, and deliver their talks.
I am an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, and published essayist passionate about literacy and mentoring others in reading and writing.
I am a working playwright. My plays have been produced in Boston, Cambridge, and Newburyport, Massachusetts and off-broadway in New York City. I won the Harvard Arts Museum award with production for a play of mine. I studied playwriting with Mark Lieb at Harvard and with Derek Walcott at Boston University. I studied Classical Greek Drama with Gregory Nagy at Harvard and ancient Japanese Noh with Richard Gardner from Japan. I have participated in workshops and conferences, and am a current member of The Dramatists Guild of New York. I am also a current member of a theatre in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where my play-in-progress is being workshopped.