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I am a graduate of the writing program at Eckerd College under Sterling Watson, where I received an extensive education on everything from the nuts and bolts of word choices and sentence structure to the underlying philosophy behind good writing. In the years since, I have put my knowledge of writing to use in both a journalistic and marketing capacity, writing everything from news blurbs to product copy to editorials. I am an avid reader and have spent the better part of two decades absorbing new ideas about the craft of writing and refining my understanding of it. I also love sharing what I've gleaned to help others elevate their own abilities and writing development. At present, I work as the Digital Marketing Director for a youth education and personal empowerment company (for whom I either write or edit 99% of all company language and messaging), and I contribute to two online music sites as a creative outlet for my continued interest in music journalism.

Undergraduate Degree:

Eckerd College - Bachelors, Creative Writing

Music, journalism, hiking, entrepreneurship, comic collecting, film and cinema, travel, running, detective fiction

College English

Creative Writing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

Persuasive Writing

What is your teaching philosophy?

I try to teach through asking questions and helping students come to as much understanding as possible on their own.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Try to ascertain their level of comfort with the subject and establish what they do and don't know to get a starting point.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By getting them familiar with seeing what questions to ask themselves about the problem or project they're working on.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Try to help them achieve small wins throughout the process through coming to conclusions on their own as much as possible.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Attempt to find a different way to present it.