I love written language and I love helping students become better writers and readers, strengthening their expressing and comprehending muscles. I believe many students have been discouraged by their in-school experiences but that with a little guidance, almost anyone can increase their writing and reading skills and take greater pleasure in all things linguistic.
In working with students, I draw on a wide range of experiences. This includes: tutoring students in Berkeley, California public schools (middle and high-school) for four years; my own work as an appellate lawyer (for 20 years); a lifetime of Fiction, Poetry and Memoir writing; my experience as the parent of a college-age daughter; and, before any of that, as a copywriter and grant writer.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: U.C. Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: U.C. Hastings College of Law - Juris Doctor, Law
SAT Verbal: 720
Writing stories, playing jazz and rock guitar, music, reading, exercising, long walks with my dog, hanging out with friends
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction