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Dana M.

Henniker, NH

$55/hour

Creative Writer, former AmeriCorps Service Member and UNH Adjunct Prof

$55/Hour


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North Adams State College (Mass College of Liberal Arts)
English composition
UCLA
Graduate Coursework
Goddard College
Master's

Education

North Adams State College (Mass College of Liberal Arts) (English composition)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

Goddard College (Master's)

About Dana

I am a writer who has recently left the world of adjunct teaching at the college level to write a novel. I am happy to tutor online, in person, or a mixture of both, on a part-time basis, should someone need my assistance.

My past teaching and mentoring experience includes:
- I taught for more than a decade at UNH Manchester, teaching screenwriting, media writing, and film classes, and leading numerous independent studies (one-on-one teaching assignments) in the areas of memoirs, comic books, novels, scripts, plays, short stories and more. I also oversaw student internships and developed several new courses for the university.
- I served as a part-time AmeriCorps service member, mentoring high school students in Sullivan, Maine (near Bar Harbor) via FaceTime and Skype.
- I mentored a junior high student in all areas of writing; she and I worked together for four years, culminating with the production of a stage play we co-wrote.
- I mentored two seniors from John Stark Regional High School: one in the area of short stories, the other in screenwriting.
- I homeschooled my own children in part of elementary school and during each of their sophomore years in high school. Both of my children earned their GEDs at the age of 16 and continued directly on to college.
- I facilitated writing classes online at SNHU, and designed a new course for the online university.
- I took online classes at UCLA in screenwriting to earn my professional degree, and earned my master's degree via Goddard College's low-residency program.

My writing experience is long and varied; I've written everything from radio news, magazine articles, and advertising campaigns to a planetarium show, short films, and stage plays.
I am a writer who has recently left the world of adjunct teaching at the college level to write a novel. I am happy to tutor online, in person, or a mixture of both, on a part-time basis, should someone need my assistance.

My past teaching and mentoring experience includes:
- I taught for more than a decade at UNH Manchester,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Henniker, NH 03242
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Grammar

Utilizing books and online resources, I have taught grammar in all my introductory creative and business writing classes. I have also taught grammar and writing skills to new attorneys at a New England firm as a workshop presenter. Learning grammar is an important step toward writing well.

Public Speaking

I have been a featured speaker at a fund-raising breakfast for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord. I have introduced films, served on panels, and run workshops for film festivals. I have taught for more than 10 years, lecturing before classes as large as 36 students. I have led workshops for a law office, served as the spokesperson for a women's filmmaker's collaborative, read my works of fiction for schools and arts festivals, and served as the featured speaker in a series of rape seminars.

Writing

I've been teaching writing for more than ten years at the college level. I began with a semester of composition writing at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and have taught screenwriting at the University of New Hampshire and at New England College. I've also taught creative writing, composition, and screenwriting courses online via Southern New Hampshire University. A couple years ago I mentored three high school students as a part-time AmeriCorps volunteer, helping them with their creative writing projects; we met twice weekly via FaceTime, and once monthly in person.

North Adams State College (Mass College of Liberal Arts)
English composition
UCLA
Graduate Coursework
Goddard College
Master's

Education

North Adams State College (Mass College of Liberal Arts) (English composition)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

Goddard College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dana will travel within 25 miles of Henniker, NH 03242.