My goal is very simple: To help you write well. I will read through your writing, analyze one-time problems and repeat issues, then develop an individualized approach to help you (or your child) improve on these things.
I believe in creating a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for the student, but keeping focused on the assignment. I speak directly and pointedly so the student knows precisely what's wrong with the essay (and, most importantly, how to fix it). I also make sure that the student makes the corrections his or herself so they get the actual feel for writing something well. Good writing is not just about using correct grammar, it is about structuring an argument, persuading an audience and sounding eloquent; skills that will help student well into adulthood.
I have an MFA in Creative Writing with my thesis being a full-length novel that was edited by a five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. I have also been a Proofreader for ExpressScripts Medicare and a Research Assistant to a Princeton University historian, doing his fellowship with the James Madison Program.
I'm a pretty avid record collector and music-lover. I spend the bulk of my day working at a local nonprofit and being disappointed by the New York Giants.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: DeSales University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Carlow University - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Reading, Music, Football, Comedy