EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Ypsilanti MI (English)
Eastern Michigan University (Master's)
Hi, I'm Mark,
I've got a Master's degree in English Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and love helping others learn more about English, writing and literature. I have been a volunteer tutor for the Detroit Public Schools, working with elementary students. I have also tutored middle school and high schoolers in various facets of English, and done proofreading for college students.
The main reason I am interested in tutoring for English is that I think it is extremely rewarding when I can help a student begin to enjoy, rather than dread, learning about the English language, and seeing that change in a child is something that you never forget.
In addition to extensive writing throughout my educational and professional careers, I have written several plays that have been produced in the region.
I also have worked for the past several years as a photographer. My work has appeared in multiple regional publications, and I do private and corporate photo shoots. I love to help people learn how to use the camera as a tool to express what they see, but have been struggling to capture. I am open to working with kids who want to learn about photography, as well as adults that want to improve the results of their shooting. We can cover basics of camera settings and composition, as well as different lighting techniques, like getting the most from a natural light setting, to working with multiple lights to create and fully control your own vision. I am also proficient in Photoshop, and would be open to doing introductory training on that tool, as well as Lightroom, so that you can enhance your photos and hone your art.
If you are looking for a tutor in either English or Photography, for yourself or your child, I hope you consider me; I love teaching about these topics and look forward to talking with you!
Mark Hi, I'm Mark,
I've got a Master's degree in English Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and love helping others learn more about English, writing and literature. I have been a volunteer tutor for the Detroit Public Schools, working with elementary students. I have also tutored middle school and high schoolers in various facets
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I have a M.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in English. I have experience tutoring kids from kindergarten to high school.
I have worked as a professional photographer for the last six years. My work has been in magazines, newspapers, and I have had a show of my work locally. I do photo shoots for corporate clients as well as family/children photo shoots. I also currently am the photographer for a local theatre production company.