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I am a graduate of Linfield College. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a focus on nature literature and rhetoric. I also received a minor in Psychology. In my spare time I read, focusing on personal development, and spend as much time as possible with my strong wife. I also hike, exercise, write and spend time with my family. Some of my favorite moments during my education were working one on one with students to not only help improve their writing, but to improve their thinking and the way they analyze the world. Teaching is a huge passion for me. I found this to be my calling as I retired from collegiate football with an injury and began to coach and help create Linfield College's football training program. Through this experience, my love for helping people learn and to eventually become teachers in their own right blossomed. While I specifically tutor writing (from MLA to APA formatting and styles) my tutoring style focuses on creating independent and critical thinkers. My hope and goal is for you to leave one of my tutoring sessions not feeling like you have been told everything you have done wrong, but to have been challenged to take ownership of your learning, writing and ultimately your thinking. I don't want perfect students. Rather, I want to tutor students with passions and curiosities, who aren't afraid to work on their weaknesses and have a hunger for learning and thinking outside the box. My firm belief remains that as you become a better writer you will become a better thinker, a better member of our society and ultimately a stronger person as a result. If you are reading this, you have already distinguished yourself as someone who seeks help and wants to become better. Successful people are not fearless, but instead they stand up and face their fears and move forward. Seeking help is often a frightening experience, especially in the arena of writing. This being said, I encourage you to come to our sessions brandishing your weaknesses, proud of your strengths, and hungry to improve.

Austin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Linfield College - Bachelor in Arts, English Literature

Hobbies

Personal Development, Outdoors, Family

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Reading

Writing