Utah Valley University (English - Writing)
I've lived overseas most of my life, in Israel, Germany, and South Korea. I love reading, writing, learning new grammar and vocabulary, and helping/inspiring others with the English language. I began to really love studying English in my high school AP English class; the teacher for that class was an amazing man who relentlessly encouraged us to challenge ourselves. I excelled in the class, earning the highest points in our grade on the AP English vocabulary test. I suppose I am guilty of epeolatry; I'm a true logophile.
I have copy-edited both students' and professors' written work that has gone on to be published in school journals (some professors have much sloppier writing than others!). I enjoy writing poetry, reading classical literature, and conversing with people about any topic. I have taken approximately five years of college-level English credit. I have also taken three separate editing classes in college. I've done so much writing that it is synthesized into my very being.
If you asked me about the works of Jane Austen, George Orwell, or Mark Twain, I would be in in familiar territory. My major is English - Writing Studies, where we learn all about the writing process. Who is/are your audience(s)? What is the purpose of your writing? Are your ideas organized coherently? Are they provocative and engaging? What is your thesis? These writing principles have been thoroughly drilled into me.
I love teaching and learning. Knowledge and language truly are power; they allow you to leverage them as stepping stones to a multiplicity of opportunities. Business, education, and even personal relationships require you to articulate either your own or another's opinion clearly. Let's go beyond that point to breach new lands of linguistic exploration. I've lived overseas most of my life, in Israel, Germany, and South Korea. I love reading, writing, learning new grammar and vocabulary, and helping/inspiring others with the English language. I began to really love studying English in my high school AP English class; the teacher for that class was an amazing man who relentlessly encouraged us to
Rate is negotiable.
Written over 50 academic essays
Published essay in school journal
15+ college English courses (writing and literature)
Lived in Germany and Korea for much of my life
AP English, AP Lit, and seven or so Literature courses in college (along with literary analysis essays). I also just really enjoy reading on my own time, which I think is most important.