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Meredith

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I received my BA in Writing from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. I received my MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, at the University of Iowa. Between undergrad and graduate school, I lived in Portland, OR, and worked for education-oriented nonprofits. At an organization called Free Geek, I taught volunteers how to build computers in a workshop-style setting. This experience laid the foundation for my teaching style in the more traditional academic settings. It taught me that the most important aspect of understanding a complex concept, is first, demystifying it. Building a computer or writing an argumentative essay isn't scary or hard; they just need to be broken down into smaller parts, and then anyone can do it.

In Portland, I also worked with under-served high school and college age students to help them to achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals. A large part of this was English tutoring and helping students, almost exclusively English Language Learners, to write and revise essays for their coursework. This was a very important and gratifying work for me. I learned a lot about what kinds of teaching strategies were being used in the classrooms that my students were in and realized that I could improve upon them greatly, if I could just make the subject matter interesting and relatable.

For the past two years, I have been teaching Interpretation of Literature and Creative Writing Workshop to undergraduate students. I am proud to say that my student evaluations were consistently positive.

I have a deep love for literature and writing that I am excited to share with students. I can help with literature, reading strategies, comprehension, essay writing, and essay revision.

Meredith’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Susquehanna University - Bachelor in Arts, Writing

Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - Master of Fine Arts, Writing

Hobbies

Reading, writing poetry, biking, and pop culture.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Reading

Writing