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My own experiences taught me the influence that an educator can have on a budding reader. As a high school freshmen, I was more interested in the cracks in the ceiling than any books being discussed. But one educator took a personal interest in me, and introduced me to Joseph Heller's letters. The humor pulled me in, and the insight kept me going. I was struck by a writer's power to put the world in sharp, sane relief.

I pursued my newfound interest to a Bachelor's Degree in English at Princeton, and my current pursuit of a fiction MFA at Columbia University. On the professional front, I have served editorial roles at Standard & Poor's, Encore Magazine, and Untitled. These experiences taught me the key role that written communication plays outside of academia, and the universal value of sharpening that skill.

I believe that patience and empathy are essential to teaching. An educator needs the ability to understand the myriad difficulties faced by students, and the frustration that can come with it. Only then can they help students move forward.

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Dennard’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Princeton University - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Creative Writing

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 750


Literature, Creative Writing, Film, Satire

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

College English

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


High School English

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction


Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Test Prep


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