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Alyssa

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I am a writing instructor and mentor with years of experience teaching at the college level and working one-on-one with students. I received my M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my B.A in English (Writing Emphasis) from Kalamazoo College. I have held two nationally competitive writing and teaching fellowships (at the University of Louisville and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing) where I taught composition, creative writing, and literature, as well as a graduate level course on the pedagogy of writing. I have worked individually and intensively with students on personal essays, research papers, position pieces, short stories, poems, writing portfolios, and more. I enjoy working with students at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and planning to revising and polishing. I believe that clear, creative, and efficient writing is a necessary tool for every student, one that will serve him or her well in school and beyond. Everyone can become a better writer, and I enjoy being part of that process. When I am not writing or teaching writing, I spend my free time reading, listening to music, or drawing with my three-year-old son, who is just learning to write his name!

Alyssa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kalamazoo College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing/Fiction

Hobbies

Writing, reading, education, history of the Pacific Northwest.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Reading

Writing