Bucknell University (English)
University College Dublin (Master's)
Armed with an M.A. in English literature from the flagship campus of Ireland’s university system, I’ve taught students how to defeat the dreaded English paper since 2011. As a part-time English instructor myself, I can help you mold your own original thoughts to fit your teacher’s strict formal requirements for organization, sentence structure, grammar, and more. I will lead you through the best approaches to literary texts and research material by breaking them into their most basic elements. When all of the information is laid in front of you in a language that you understand, you can use the pieces to form your own hierarchy of ideas that will easily translate into whatever level of organization your teacher asks of you.
I have worked with students from grades seven through college to improve writing and reading comprehension, but I specialize in helping students who experience difficulty transitioning into the higher levels of writing. I walk students through the new expectations step by step with comparison examples until they have enough practice to succeed on their own.
For new clients, I'd like to schedule an initial hour-long assessment session and then discuss future needs with the student and parents. In some cases, such as help with a specific project, like a college admission essay, only one session may be necessary. I prefer to meet in whatever public library is conveniently located near the student, but I would also be happy to conduct tutoring sessions over Skype or FaceTime. Armed with an M.A. in English literature from the flagship campus of Ireland’s university system, I’ve taught students how to defeat the dreaded English paper since 2011. As a part-time English instructor myself, I can help you mold your own original thoughts to fit your teacher’s strict formal requirements for organization, sentence structure,
Erik has a great way to approach to my son's weakness in writing. My son likes the way how Erik teaches him.
Erik is helping our son work through the process of writing his college essay. He has been extremely helpful already by engaging our son with how the process works as well as picking a topic and how to expand of it. He has given him a strong plan or road map on how to put his thoughts down. Our son really likes working with Erik and truly respects him as well. We feel very fortunate to have his help.
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I am qualified to provide college counseling to students because I have taught four academic semesters of Eng. 101 at Frederick Community College and worked for a year as a Learning Assistant for the college's Center for Teaching and Learning. Eng. 101 instructors are responsible for a lot of the basic college orientation that first-year students receive, including introducing students to college resources and clarifying academic responsibilities and options. In this capacity, I have counseled students regarding their academic majors and options for transferring to four-year institutions.
As a Learning Assistant, I explained to students what college programs were available to them based on the results of their placement exams or how to improve their results if they were unhappy. I often helped students understand the pros and cons of keeping their original results versus retesting. This task required sensitivity, as I was not always able to provide options that the students found desirable.
I hold an M.A. in literature from the University College Dublin and a B.A. in English from Bucknell University. I have served as a substitute teacher in Frederick County Public Schools and as an adjunct English instructor at Frederick Community College.
I hold an MA in literature from the University College Dublin and a BA in English from Bucknell University. I have served as a substitute teacher in Frederick County Public Schools and as an adjunct English instructor at Frederick Community College.