Hi! I'm Nathan, and I'd like to thank you for visiting my profile. I graduated from Aquinas College, a liberal arts school in Nashville, in the fall of 2010, where I majored in English with a minor in History. Lots of papers!
I loved it, though. History is a passion of mine, and so is writing about it. Before college, I graduated from Franklin Classical School, a private school that follows a classical model of education: a solid background in grammar and rhetoric is the foundation from which the student launches his or her exploration of history. And ever since, I have loved writing and the English language. In 2006, an essay of mine won second-place prize in a national contest among Catholic colleges and my poetry was published in my school's magazine.
Writing is incredibly important; even if you don't plan on writing as a career, the ability to clearly and effectively communicate through writing is a basic skill that everyone needs.
This passion for writing informs my other great love, history. As a writer, stories are my stock in trade. I see history as a great collection of stories, with fascinating plots and characters that mean something for us today. I want to help students understand not only how things happened, but why they happened, and what consequences they have for the present and future. And I want to show them that history, being a great story, deserves good writing. I want to help them engage with history and get excited with the story their paper is telling; so that the telling becomes not a chore or rote duty, but a chance to tell a story and share their thoughts and opinions about that story.
Finally, I want to equip students with practical guidance. I can help formulate study sheets, give chapter summaries, edit, proofread and critique papers, and help with suggested reading and bibliographies. Hi! I'm Nathan, and I'd like to thank you for visiting my profile. I graduated from Aquinas College, a liberal arts school in Nashville, in the fall of 2010, where I majored in English with a minor in History. Lots of papers!
I loved it, though. History is a passion of mine, and so is writing about it. Before college, I graduated from
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This past fall, I took a college-level course in public speaking and really warmed up to it. I hope to bring my literary skills and background in classical rhetoric to bear in assisting my students. On a more practical level, I can help formulate speaking and preparation outlines and proofread speech texts. Finally, I will provide a supportive and encouraging test audience for any speech.
Words are a writer's tools, so it's important we use them clearly. I scored a rare 100% on the spelling section of a educational assessment in 2005, and have always made excellent grades in vocabulary and spelling work.