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SUNY Purchase College (Creative Writing)
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Enrolled)
I first came to tutoring as an undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase College. As part of a very selective course in Literature called "Teaching Good Prose," I served as a Teacher's Assistant in a section of College Writing comprised of freshmen in Purchase's Educational Opportunity Program. I was responsible for assisting the instructor in moderating in-class workshops, teaching mini-lessons, holding private student conferences, and tutoring online.
My experience as a TA brought me to the Purchase College Learning Center, where I worked for three consecutive semesters as a Writing Tutor. Though my specialization is in tutoring essays in English and the Humanities (critical lenses; research essays; book, film, theatre reviews; personal essays) I saw a lot of work at Purchase in general proofreading and revising for a variety of academic assignments, in such fields as History, Psychology, Philosophy, and Sociology. My own academic background at Purchase was in Creative Writing. I also hold a minor in Screenwriting.
In the Syracuse area, I have tutoring experience as an employee of both Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University. I currently work for OCC's Educational Opportunity Program as an Academic Tutor II in writing across the curriculum, though I deal mostly with lower-level English coursework. I have worked as a tutor in English 099 for OCC's EOP Summer Bridge Program, designed to transition high school students and future EOPers into college. For this program, I tutored in-class and in group sessions.
At Syracuse University, I am approved to tutor student-athletes in several English and Textual Studies courses. I also have experience as a private English Tutor for middle and high school students. To date, I have tutored students in the Marcellus and Jamesville-Dewitt school districts, dealing mostly with personal reflections, book reports, poetry explications, scholarship applications, and general time management.
I am passionate about the duality of writing: it is equal parts creative and technical. I have worked with many students who struggle with the creative aspects of writing, but pride myself in my ability to teach the writing process as a wholly formulaic thing. I have had success with student writers who find they are stronger in mathematics and science. I can show you the nuts and bolts of English!
Overall, I find tutoring to be extremely rewarding, in that both parties typically walk away having learned something. If a student finds a particular academic task challenging, the tutor is forced to try and conceptualize it, too—and thus in my efforts to help other student writers, I find that I am becoming a better writer myself. I am encouraging without being demanding. I am patient without being dull. Let's work together. I first came to tutoring as an undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase College. As part of a very selective course in Literature called "Teaching Good Prose," I served as a Teacher's Assistant in a section of College Writing
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As I possess a degree in Creative Writing, I have extensive experience in English as an academic field. I have tutored or am approved to tutor courses in English at SUNY Purchase, Onondaga Community College, and Syracuse University.
I am well-read in film theory and history, having taken several elective courses in Cinema Studies -- including Introduction to Film Studies, The City on Film, Arab Cinema, Contemporary Asian Cinema, The Horror Film, and The Writer and the Documentary. I also have a minor in Screenwriting. I have tutored extensively in film and media studies and English at the college level, at SUNY Purchase, Onondaga Community College, and with private clientele. I was recently accepted to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for graduate study in Arts Journalism with a concentration in Film and Television.
As a student of writing, I have had 4+ years of instruction in grammar at the college level, and more than 6 years at the secondary ed level. I frequently encounter grammar and proofreading issues with students in my professional tutoring experience.
As a student of Creative Writing, I have taken several courses in Literature, including Adapting Literature for Performance, Satire, and Teaching Good Prose. I have tutored in Literature at SUNY Purchase and Onondaga Community College. I am also an avid reader and have either conducted interviews with or worked professionally alongside notable authors.
As a student of writing, I have had 4+ years of instruction in editing, revising, and general proofreading at the college level, and more than 6 years at the secondary ed level. I frequently encounter grammar and proofreading issues with students in my professional tutoring experience.
As I possess a degree in Creative Writing, I am well-read in many schools of literature, especially contemporary fiction and some poetry. Critically, I have read a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, for a variety of courses in my time as a college student. I have tutored for reading-intensive courses at both the high school and college levels, including several English, Reading, and Communications courses at Onondaga Community College as an Academic Tutor II.
As a writer (with a degree in Creative Writing), I have an expansive vocabulary. As a tutor, I have worked with many high school and college students on issues of diction and syntax in papers of a variety of academic fields -- from English to Philosophy, Psychology, and beyond.
I hold a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Purchase College in Creative Writing (Fiction), with a minor in Screenwriting. I was also recently admitted to study Arts Journalism, at the graduate level, at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In my time at Purchase, I worked both as a Teacher's Assistant in College Writing (as part of a very selective course entitled Teaching Good Prose) and a Writing Tutor. I currently work as an English/Writing Tutor (Academic Tutor II) for Onondaga Community College's Educational Opportunity Program, and am approved to tutor student-athletes in several writing-intensive courses in English and Textual Studies at Syracuse University. I have privately tutored some high school students in English, dealing specifically in the writing of personal essays, research essays, and book reviews.