As a writer who became established with years of practice, schooling, and personal growth, I know the pain that comes with writing. Having learned a great deal from some of the greatest writing professors, I know how to connect with other writers, relate to a topic at hand, and mold a piece into the best it can be.
I have collaborated with fellow writers in peer reviews so much that I know and care about the work of others. I take joy in learning from the criticism of those at the same learning level as I am. The critique of a teacher versus that of a fellow student can often feel different. Having recently graduated from college, I can teach as though I am your classmate.
Finding the smallest piece of relevancy in a topic makes it all the more easy to write and care about what you're writing. I know the struggle of writing in topics I have no interest in, and I know how it feels to really care. Your best writing shows when you take the time to reflect and build upon your ideas.
I am a writer who looks forward to growing from my students, hoping that they learn too, from myself and about themselves!
Undergraduate Degree: James Madison University - Bachelors, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communications
I enjoy writing, the gym, avocados and cats.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every assignment is an opportunity to learn something about yourself.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement, patience, and adapting the perspective that every assignment is a chance to grow as a student makes a great difference.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Putting what we cannot understand into terms that we do makes the concept more relatable and comprehensive. Breaking a concept down to explain each component makes it easier to understand too.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Finding common ground with the subject! Implementing the subject into your everyday life gives it purpose and prevalence.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pencil, paper, and writing technique books. Personal experience goes a long way, too.