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Cristin B.

Plymouth, MI

$45/hour

English and Art Teacher

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Eastern Michigan University
English
EMU
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University (English)

EMU (Master's)

About Cristin

I have been teaching since 1999 at the elementary, high school, and college level. I enjoy what I do and like helping others. I have taught at several colleges as well as tutored students at those schools. I enjoy spending time with someone who needs that one on one to see the process up close.

I have been teaching writing and literature since 2002 at the high school and college level. I have my MA in Children's Lit and am certified to teach English. I am also able to teach art as well, specifically focused on photography.

Philosophy of Teaching
As a freshman student in a writing class in 1987 I didn’t know how to write. I loved literature, but I didn’t love writing about it. It was not until 2001 when I began my journey to become a high school English teacher that I learned what was holding me back. That was when I returned to Eastern Michigan University and took classes with the writing professors there who showed me that writing is more than putting words on the page. This is where my own philosophy of writing was formed and how I guide my students still today. My philosophy is about the process of writing and when a writer writes they need to think about purpose, audience, genre, and the voice they want to use in each piece they create. Writing for me is about creating something using words to covey meaning to a reader as well as for the writer.

I am a follower of Peter Elbow because I am fond of the idea that writing for the academic world should not be more important than writing we do for our professions or our personal life. Writing is writing and with that comes the idea that if we write it must come from within us. We must be moved by what we write or what is the point? I learned very early on that most students were like me as a freshman writer and I carry that with me into my classroom. I want my students to learn that they do have some control over what they say as well as how they express it. Because I know writing is a process I work from that premise in all my teaching. Writing is a non-linear process of creating and when students think of writing as more like creating they begin to understand what they need to do.

I have been teaching since 1999 at the elementary, high school, and college level. I enjoy what I do and like helping others. I have taught at several colleges as well as tutored students at those schools. I enjoy spending time with someone who needs that one on one to see the process up close.

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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plymouth, MI 48170
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Theatre
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Theatre

I have a Bachelor degree in Theatre and have worked on several productions as an actor, director, and other roles.

Eastern Michigan University
English
EMU
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University (English)

EMU (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Cristin will travel within 20 miles of Plymouth, MI 48170.