After graduating in 2004 from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in English Literature, I spent some years developing my craft as a writer of fiction and poetry, working for my family in Somerville, MA. In 2012, I decided to switch careers and focus more professionally on my writing, which I accomplished by returning to school to earn my MFA in Creative Writing. I began this second lap through academia at the New School in Manhattan before transferring to St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, where I was part of an inaugural first class based around a new style of teaching writing. I graduated from SJC in 2015.
While at St. Joseph's, I gathered experience in the classroom, both as a teacher of the required freshman composition class, as well as a tutor in the school's ACES program. The ACES program caters to international students or students who speak English as a non-primary language. Over the course of my tenure at SJC, I realized that the personal and direct education of the tutor and tutee relationship agrees more with my teaching style than the more generalized teaching in the classroom. I decided to focus on tutoring.
I have recently relocated to Providence with my wife and young son, and I am eager to begin a new era in my career in this city.
Washington University in St Louis - Bachelors, English Literature
St Josephs College - Masters, Creative Writing