An experienced professional writer since 2008, I know how to effectively communicate in a variety of arenas. I'm a trained technical writer, but I'm also a published poet. Throughout my career I've thoroughly enjoyed empowering people with an appreciation for language and skills that will help them lead richer, more connected lives. My greatest strengths are in literature, creative writing and technical writing. I'm well versed in Associated Press, MLA, and Chicago Styles, with some familiari... [more]
In the course of my education I took particular interest in history generally, and American History in particular. I consistently got A and B grades in American History classes and am well familiar with library and references resources for historians and students alike. I also worked as an intern editing and researching a historical diary to prepare it for publication.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Washington. I've had friends call me a walking thesaurus. As a poet, I'm intimately familiar with the subtle meanings and tonal applications of thousands of English words. I'm skilled in memorization techniques and other tools to help students learn and retain new vocabulary words, from ESL level on up to those earning advanced degrees.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. I have been working as a professional copy writer and editor since 2008. My poems have appeared in paid publications, both online and in print. I have extensive training and experience in both technical and creative writing.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington in Seattle. I've been tutoring for this subject since 2011.
I have been tutoring since 2011, and approximately 90% of my students have English as a second language. I have experience using intermediate level ESL curriculum with students and am well familiar with the topics most useful for students at that level.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Washington in Seattle. I'm most familiar with American and British literature, though I do have some contact with world texts in translation. My experience extends to both prose and poetry, and I'm well versed on critical approaches to literature as well as conventions of MLA style and criticism. My personal critical inclinations are towards the reader-response school. This approach emphasizes the interaction between a text and the reader, though I have familiarity with several other approaches, including Deconstructionism, Marxism, and others.
In the course of my education, I took a particular interest in history. I not only took basic World History classes and did well in them, but I went on to take several classes in the history of East Asia.
About 30% of my tutoring work has involved systematic proofreading and editing. I'm well familiar with rules and style considerations for punctuation, grammar, capitalization, and formatting. As a professional writer and editor, I have proofread documents as short as a brief letter to a thesis that was over 50 pages long.
I struggled throughout my student life. While I have a very high verbal IQ score, my nonverbal scores are extremely low--evidence of what's called non-verbal learning disability, or NLD. As a result, I became skilled at study techniques including advanced mnemonics and detailed note-taking. I am also very familiar with how logistical considerations, such as transportation, study space, and scheduling can have a big impact on student success. I have the experience and skills to help students at every level get organized and achieve the success they're looking for.