EducationPostgraduate Zell Fellow in Prose, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013-2014
Masters of Fine Arts in Prose, Helen Zell Writers' Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
Masters of Arts in Education, Secondary English and Literature, Prescott College, 2009
Bachelors of Arts, Literature, Claremont McKenna College, 2005
ExperienceI teach in the University of Michigan's English Department Writing Program. I've taught courses in nonfiction lyric and narrative writing, academic writing, composition, literature, poetry, and prose. I have taught, with joy and success, English 125 (Writing and Academic Inquiry) and English 223 (Creative Writing), and English 124 (Literature). I am a Fiction Editor for The Offing, which is a branch of Los Angeles Review of Books.
Prior to my position as Graduate Student Instructor in the University of Michigan, I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Education, with an emphasis in English Literature and Writing from Prescott College. I also worked as a full-time classroom teacher in Tucson, Arizona for five years, teaching high school, middle school, and elementary school students.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Claremont McKenna College, where I was employed as a tutor in the Center for Writing and Public Discourse. At the Center for Writing and Public Discourse I worked one-on-one with students to generate writing topics, organize and cohere their writing, and to effectively revise. I am also very interested in language education in the community: I have taught public writing workshops and worked as a tutor to adult and youth English Language Learners at 826 Valencia.
Most recently, I have worked as a private writing tutor to a young professional applying to Medical School, to middle-school aged children, to medical professionals, and to business people. Many of my students speak English as a second language, and many are proficient in English, but seeking greater facility in their professional writing.
HobbiesI teach at the University, I work at a local, independent bookstore, I enjoy art, I am an avid reader, and I love to spend time outdoors.
I am happy to edit papers, revise for content and sentence structure, advise students in terms of sharpening ideas, assist with research methods, help students achieve greater reading comprehension, and assist students in becoming more comfortable in their writing through a variety of methods.
AP English Literature and Composition, Literature, Writing, Reading, Poetry Writing, Persuasive Writing, Creative Writing, ACT English, 9th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, Literary Analysis, World Literature, AP English Language and Composition, American Literature, ACT Writing, ACT Reading, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Fiction, Expository Writing, Essay Editing, English, 8th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Writing, 1st Grade Writing, 1st Grade Reading, 6th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 10th Grade Writing, College Essays, 10th Grade Reading, 12th Grade Reading, 12th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Reading
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