Qualifications & Experience

I have been helping students of all abilities learn how to succeed since 1985. My experience teaching and developing college writing and literature courses, tutoring in a university writing center, helping found another and serving for over a decade as director of an after-school non-profit learning lab providing academic support in all subjects for high school students has enabled me to develop a variety of programs, strategies, courses and workshops designed to help students from all walks of life succeed. With special expertise in writing, literature, language and the humanities, I understand that the best learning results from patient coaching and clear instruction rather than judgmental criticism.

As an academic coach, my goal is to develop independent learners. I help students understand how to approach projects and assignments so that their success with one challenge can lead to success with new tasks. My students learn to understand clearly what assignments are asking them to do and to organize their notes, classroom materials and study strategies to anticipate exactly what will be on the test. I love to see my students develop confidence and build a set of tools they can use in school, on the job and in life.

As a college professor I have taught students of all abilities, from struggling basic writers and English as a second language students to advanced literature scholars. Having studied Latin, Germanic, Romance and Celtic languages and literatures, I understand how to use language to create great writing. As a long-time writing teacher, my superpowers are organizing, revising, editing and proofreading--all practical skills any student can learn to do well. Because I have written tests and other academic assessments, I understand from the inside how to best anticipate and to prepare for them.

Please contact me to learn more and to schedule customized lessons from a writing, language and literature expert. During regular business hours, you can expect a prompt response.

Education

2009

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

English

2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

English

Degree

2009

Bachelors

2016

Masters

Subjects

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
College Level English
ESL/ESOL
Essay Writing
Grammar
Literature
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL

Science

Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Botany
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Dentistry
Earth Science
Electrical Engineering
Genetics
Geology
Health Science
Life Sciences
Microbiology
Nursing
Nutrition
Organic Chemistry
Pharmacology
Physical Science
Physics
Physiology
Psychology
Sociology
Zoology

Social Studies

Psychology
Geography
Government & Politics
Music History

Music

Music History

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